Controlled explosion carried out at North Belfast school to remove stored chemicals
A small amount of the “chemical compound” stored on the premises of a school in north Belfast was disposed of during a police operation on Tuesday evening.
According to Belfast adviser JJ Magee, the chemicals were stored at Belfast Royal Academy on Cliftonville Road.
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Police said they witnessed the incident alongside technical ammunition officers, while Northern Ireland Ambulance and Fire Services are also reported to be on site.
In a statement, the PSNI said: “Police attended a school in the North Belfast area to help munitions technical officers safely dispose of a small amount of a chemical that had been stored on the premises. .
“A controlled explosion was carried out and the material was safely destroyed. “
The Belfast Telegraph has contacted Belfast Royal Academy for comment.
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