Police issue terror alert ahead of Biden visit, according to the mediaApril 8, 2023
The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has warned of potential terror attacks and public disorder over the Easter weekend, according to reports. Chief Constable Simon Byrne stated that attacks are “highly likely right across Northern Ireland” and could target police officers and their families, as well as prison officers and military personnel. Assistant Chief Constable Bobby Singleton stated that the PSNI has “very strong community intelligence” that attacks are being planned in Derry/Londonderry near the UK-Irish border on Easter Monday. Last month, UK intelligence agency MI5 raised the terror threat level in Northern Ireland from ‘substantial’ to ‘severe’, suggesting an attack is highly likely.