DETECTIVES from the PSNI’s Terrorist Investgation Unit have released a man arrested after shots were fired over a coffin at an INLA funeral last month have arrested a man.
Two men dressed in black clothing and masks fired a number of shots over the hearse carrying the coffin of IRSP/INLA member Barry McMullan.
The hearse was flanked by a number of men dressed in green bomber-style jackets, black berets and black sunglasses.
The 54-year-old was arrested yesterday in the Lisburn area on suspicionm of violent dissident republican activity.
He was taken to Musgrave Serious Crime Suite for interview
Detective Inspector David Lowans said: “This arrest is in connection with an ongoing investigation into reports that shots were fired over a coffin in the West Belfast area on Tuesday 4th July 2017.
“Searches were also carried out on Thursday night in the Andersonstown area of West Belfast.”
During those searches a gun, cash and drugs were found.
DI Lowans added: “Police would appeal to the public to contact them with any information which could assist their enquiries by phoning eithers 101.
“Or contact the confidential Crimestoppers number on 0800 555 111.”
The 54-year-old was released unconditionally.
Anyone arrested under the Terrorism Act is either charged or released unconditionally.
The legislation does not allow a person to be released on bail.