28/02/2020

East Belfast Security Alert 'Nothing Untoward'

A security alert that closed a busy road in east Belfast on Thursday evening has been declared as "nothing untoward".

Residents on the Belmont Road were evacuated from their homes after a suspicious object was discovered under a vehicle at Strathearn School.

It's understood to have been found under a teacher's car.

Police cordoned off the road while ATO officers examined the object which was later declared safe.
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The route has since reopened and residents have been allowed to return to their homes.

Police have thanked members of the public for their patience.



(JG/CM)

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