A British national has been arrested in Ireland for making threats to kill a female Labour MP just three days after Sir David Amess was stabbed to death, police have said.
The 41-year-old man was detained in Douglas near Cork today by officers from the Special Detective Units in Cork and Dublin, with armed support.
Up to 15 gardai were involved in the operation which led to the arrest outside the man's rented apartment at 7.30am.
A British national has been arrested in Ireland for making threats to kill a Labour MP just three days after Sir David Amess was stabbed to death
He has been taken to the Bridwell Garda station (pictured) where he was detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act
The suspect phoned the MP and made death threats on October 18, and gardai were alerted by British officers.
He has been taken to the Bridwell Garda station where he was detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act where he will be held for 24 hours for questioning, The Irish Times reported.
The alleged terrorist accused of fatally stabbing Sir David Amess will enter pleas next month at the Old Bailey ahead of a potential trial in March next year.
Ali Harbi Ali is charged with murdering the Conservative MP for Southend West during a constituency surgery in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, on October 15.
The 25-year-old British defendant, who is in custody, is also charged with preparing acts of terrorism between May 1, 2019 and September this