Security alert ends after WW1 shell sparked homes avacuation

A security alert in the vicinity of Enniskillen PSNI station this morning has now ended.

Earlier flats and a park were evacuated after a WW1 shell was discovered during building work in the vicinity of Enniskillen PSNI station.
Chief Inspector Graham Dodds said: “During building work in the vicinity of the station earlier today what was believed to be a historic piece of munition, possibly from WWI or WWII, was discovered.

WW1 shell

WW1 shell

“A security operation was put in place, with nearby flats and a local park evacuated, and ATO were tasked.

“We can confirm what had been unearthed was part of old munition, that posed no danger to the public.

“The scene has now been cleared and local residents who were evacuated have been allowed home.

“A number of premises which also had to close, have re-opened. The cordon on Lough Erne has also been lifted.

A security alert is under way in County Fermanagh after what is believed to be a World War One shell was discovered.'It was found at a shop near Enniskillen police station on Monday morning during building work.'PSNI Ch Insp Graham Dodds said nearby flats and the Round O park had been evacuated and part of Lough Erne has been cordoned off.' Picture: Ronan McGrade/Pacemaker Press

A security alert is under way in County Fermanagh after what is believed to be a World War One shell was discovered.'It was found at a shop near Enniskillen police station on Monday morning during building work.'PSNI Ch Insp Graham Dodds said nearby flats and the Round O park had been evacuated and part of Lough Erne has been cordoned off.' Picture: Ronan McGrade/Pacemaker Press

“We want to thank everyone who was affected by the operation for their patience as we worked to make the scene safe.”

A security alert is under way in County Fermanagh after what is believed to be a World War One shell was discovered.'It was found at a shop near Enniskillen police station on Monday morning during building work.'PSNI Ch Insp Graham Dodds said nearby flats and the Round O park had been evacuated and part of Lough Erne has been cordoned off.' Picture: Ronan McGrade/Pacemaker Press

A security alert is under way in County Fermanagh after what is believed to be a World War One shell was discovered.'It was found at a shop near Enniskillen police station on Monday morning during building work.'PSNI Ch Insp Graham Dodds said nearby flats and the Round O park had been evacuated and part of Lough Erne has been cordoned off.' Picture: Ronan McGrade/Pacemaker Press

A security alert is under way in County Fermanagh after what is believed to be a World War One shell was discovered.'It was found at a shop near Enniskillen police station on Monday morning during building work.'PSNI Ch Insp Graham Dodds said nearby flats and the Round O park had been evacuated and part of Lough Erne has been cordoned off.' Picture: Ronan McGrade/Pacemaker Press

A security alert is under way in County Fermanagh after what is believed to be a World War One shell was discovered.'It was found at a shop near Enniskillen police station on Monday morning during building work.'PSNI Ch Insp Graham Dodds said nearby flats and the Round O park had been evacuated and part of Lough Erne has been cordoned off.' Picture: Ronan McGrade/Pacemaker Press

A security alert is under way in County Fermanagh after what is believed to be a World War One shell was discovered.'It was found at a shop near Enniskillen police station on Monday morning during building work.'PSNI Ch Insp Graham Dodds said nearby flats and the Round O park had been evacuated and part of Lough Erne has been cordoned off.' Picture: Ronan McGrade/Pacemaker Press

A security alert is under way in County Fermanagh after what is believed to be a World War One shell was discovered.'It was found at a shop near Enniskillen police station on Monday morning during building work.'PSNI Ch Insp Graham Dodds said nearby flats and the Round O park had been evacuated and part of Lough Erne has been cordoned off.' Picture: Ronan McGrade/Pacemaker Press

A security alert is under way in County Fermanagh after what is believed to be a World War One shell was discovered.'It was found at a shop near Enniskillen police station on Monday morning during building work.'PSNI Ch Insp Graham Dodds said nearby flats and the Round O park had been evacuated and part of Lough Erne has been cordoned off.' Picture: Ronan McGrade/Pacemaker Press

A security alert is under way in County Fermanagh after what is believed to be a World War One shell was discovered.'It was found at a shop near Enniskillen police station on Monday morning during building work.'PSNI Ch Insp Graham Dodds said nearby flats and the Round O park had been evacuated and part of Lough Erne has been cordoned off.' Picture: Ronan McGrade/Pacemaker Press