A suspect object which prompted a security alert in Co Antrim has been declared a hoax.
Police dealt with a security alert in the Rockfergus Avenue area of Carrickfergus.
Rockfergus Avenue had been closed to traffic at junction of Oakfield Drive.
Police said a number of homes in the area evacuated.
Rockfergus Avenue has reopened to traffic and residents have been allowed to return to their homes.
Army bomb teams examined a suspicious object discovered in the area and have declared it to be an elaborate hoax.