12/09/2017

Viable Device Recovered In Belfast Security Alert

Police have recovered a viable device following a security alert in Belfast.

Residents had to be evacuated from their homes and widespread disruption was caused during the alert in North Queen Street on Tuesday, 12 September.

The device has been sent for further examination.

The alert has now ended.

Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact them.
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Sinn Fein councillor JJ Magee condemned the incident.

He said: "A car was attacked in the local area and those responsible had left a suspect device in the car.

"This disruption to the local community is unacceptable.

"Incidents like these need to stop. There is no place for it in our society.

"Those behind these attacks need to end their war with the community.

"Anyone with information should contact the PSNI."

(CD/MH)


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