NIreland police arrest 3rd man over cop's killing

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Posted: Apr 08, 2011 5:41 PM
NIreland police arrest 3rd man over cop's killing

Northern Ireland police say they have arrested a third man over the killing of a policeman by suspected Irish Republican Army dissidents.

Police say a 33-year-old man was arrested Friday in the town of Omagh, where Constable Ronan Kerr was killed last week by a bomb hidden under his car.

Police also are questioning a 40-year-old man arrested in Northern Ireland and a 26-year-old man detained in Scotland.

All three are suspected of involvement in Saturday's killing of Kerr, a 25-year-old Roman Catholic recruit to the police force.

Police investigating the murder also have uncovered a major weapons dump, including plastic explosive, detonators, parts for armor-piercing rockets and assault rifles.