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Security alert at Stormont postal sorting office ends

Published 30/10/2013

A suspect package has been discovered at a postal clearance station in the grounds of Stormont
A suspect package has been discovered at a postal clearance station in the grounds of Stormont

A security alert in the grounds of Stormont has ended after a suspect package discovered at a postal clearance station was declared nothing untoward.

Army bomb experts had examined the object which police have now said was a legitimate package sent to a member of staff.

It comes only hours after staff at the courts in Belfast had contacted police amid fears that another package was a letter bomb.

It was also found to be a legitimate package.

Police were contacted after the item was examined in a security scanner at the Royal Courts of Justice.

The alert at Stormont comes just 24 hours after a viable letter bomb - addressed to Secretary of State Theresa Villiers - was intercepted at Stormont Castle.

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