O'Dowd appeals for calm and condemns graveyard stabbings
Speaking following reports of multiple stabbings at St. Colman's graveyard in Lurgan he said:
"I want to first of all condemn the multiple stabbings. Three people are currently being treated for their injuries at Craigavon Area Hospital. That is absolutely unacceptable but the fact that this was at a funeral is all the more concerning.
"Anyone with any information should report it to the PSNI.
"I also want to appeal for calm as emergency services at the scene work to bring the situation under control. People should avoid the North Circular Road area.
"In the coming days we will meet the PSNI regarding this incident."