Northern Ireland police arrest woman over journalist killing

Journalist Lyra McKee was killed during a riot in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, on April 20, 2019.
Journalist Lyra McKee was killed during a riot in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, on April 20, 2019.PHOTO: REUTERS

BELFAST (REUTERS) - Police in Northern Ireland on Tuesday (April 23) announced the arrest of a 57-year-old woman in connection with the shooting death of journalist Lyra McKee during a riot in Londonderry last week.

"Major Investigation Team detectives have arrested a 57-year-old woman under the Terrorism Act in connection with the murder of Lyra McKee in Creggan in Derry/Londonderry on Thursday, 18th April," the Police Service of Northern Ireland said in a statement.

Police announced the arrest of two men in relation to the killing on Saturday, but both were later released.