The video posted on Twitter, shows mourners at a funeral service helming in Melmount chapel in Strabane, Northern Ireland, suddenly fleeing the scene after a loud bang initially believed to be a gunshot. Northern Ireland Police Services later released a statement confirming there was no evidence of gunshots fired.
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But two men, 32 and 17, have been arrested at the scene.
The statement read: “Two males 32 and 17 have been arrested following a disturbance at a funeral in Strabane this morning.
“No serious injuries were reported.
“A number of weapons including Stanley knives and a hatchet were seized.
“We are aware of suggestions online that shots had been fired at the church on the Melmount Road however there was a proactive police operation in place at the location and no evidence of shots having been fired were noted.”