The 58 year man being sought by police in connection with the murder of Barry Mc Crory in Derry last week has been arrested.
Kieran mc Laughlin was detained by specialist police officers at around 3 o’clock this morning after a five hour operation which began in Donegal at around 9 o’clock last night.
It’s reported that Mr Mc Laughlin was spotted in Donegal at around 9 o’clock last night. He was driving a silver car, and was tracked by gardai as far as the border. When he crossed into Derry, the PSNI followed him to Fern Park in Galliagh.
There, he abandoned the car in Galliagh before stealing another car. A short time later, specialist fire arms officers moved in and arrested him as he hid behind another vehicle.
The operation was led by Chief Inspector Andy Lemon, who says there were no shots fired, and no-one was no-one hurt.
One firearm was recovered at the scene, and police believe there may be another one in the car. The area remains sealed off as police carry out further searches.