(BELFAST, N.I.) LATEST: Detectives investigating the murder of journalist Lyra McKee have arrested a 46-year-old man and carried out searches at properties near the site of the shooting, police said on Thursday he will be questioned under counter-terrorism legislation #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – June.06: McKee’s shooting in April by an Irish nationalist militant during a riot in the city sparked outrage in the province where a 1998 peace deal mostly ended three decades of sectarian violence that cost the lives of some 3,600 people: Police, who suspect the gunman who shot McKee dead is in his late teens, have arrested and released several people since the killing.

The man arrested on Thursday will be questioned under counter-terrorism legislation: A number of items were also seized and taken for examination, police said in a statement:

The New IRA, one of a small number of groups that oppose the peace accord has said: One of its members shot the 29-year-old reporter dead in the Creggan area of Londonderry when opening fire on police during a riot McKee was watching.

#AceNewsDesk report ………………Published: June.06: 2019: Reporting by David Milliken and Padraic Halpin; editing by Stephen Addison

#AceRelatedNews#AceNewsReport – June.02: The suspicious object was detected in the east of the city on Saturday and declared a viable improvised explosive device following examination by ammunitions officers: “Our belief is that this attempted murder was carried out by violent dissident republicans. They don’t care who they attack, they don’t care who they kill. They are simply anti-peace and anti-democracy,” Sean Wright, the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Head of Terrorism Investigation Unit said in a statement. https://t.me/acenewsdaily/152025

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