IRA veteran arrested over Christmas Eve stabbing of wife; suspect previously killed policeman

December 26, 2014 6:15 PM

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DUBLIN – A prominent Irish Republican Army veteran has been arrested on suspicion of stabbing his wife several times on Christmas Eve, an attack condemned by the IRA-linked Sinn Fein party.

Police say Pearse McCauley tried to flee after they arrived at his family's rural home northwest of Dublin.

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