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Stormont evacuated after discovery of suspicious object

Army explosive experts are at at the scene of the security alert.

NI First Minister and Deputy Minster with David Cameron and Secretary of State Theresa Villiers at Stormont Castle. (File photo)
NI First Minister and Deputy Minster with David Cameron and Secretary of State Theresa Villiers at Stormont Castle. (File photo)
Image: Peter Morrison/PA Wire

STORMONT CASTLE IN BELFAST has been evacuated following the discovery of suspicious object.

Army explosive experts are at at the scene of the security alert.

The Northern Ireland Executive is not sitting at the castle today.

The army disposal team has dealt with three letter bomb incidents in Northern Ireland in the past week including a viable device sent to PSNI Chief Constable Matt Baggot.

There are not further details of the nature of today’s alert.

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