Adams snuck out of PSNI station to avoid protestors
SINN FEIN leader Gerry Adams had to be snuck out of a police station as a loyalist crowd tried to block his release from jail tonight.
The 65 year old TD for Louth had been earlier released from custody after 4 days of questioning about allegations that he was an IRA leader in the 70s and directed the abduction of mother of 10 Jean McConville - charges he denied.
Loyalist protesters blocked the roads around Antrim police station as Adams release drew near.
A convoy of armoured landrovers attempted to leave the station via the main gate shortly after 7pm but were blocked by protestors.
Angry demonstrators waving Union flags staged a sit down protest as riot police stood at the gates of the heavily fortified station.
But after a tense standoff the vehicles reversed back into the compound at 7.30pm and word filtered through the crowd that the Sinn Fein leader had been taken out a rear entrance.
Mr Adams has been released from custody and a file will be sent to prosecutors by detectives who have questioned him over the murder of Belfast mother-of-ten Jean McConville.
The move means the ultimate decision whether to charge the 65-year-old politician with any offence will be made by Northern Ireland's Public Prosecution Service (PPS) at a later date after reviewing evidence presented by police.
Mr Adams has always denied allegations levelled by former republican colleagues that he ordered the murder of the 37-year-old widow in 1972.