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Man arrested after pipe bomb thrown at car in north Belfast

Published 04/08/2014

Homes in Duncairn Gardens were evacuated after a device was thrown at a car. William Cherry / Presseye
Homes in Duncairn Gardens were evacuated after a device was thrown at a car. William Cherry / Presseye
Homes in Duncairn Gardens were evacuated after a device was thrown at a car.Pacemaker
Homes in Duncairn Gardens were evacuated after a device was thrown at a car. Pacemaker
Homes in Duncairn Gardens were evacuated after a device was thrown at a car. Pacemaker

A "viable" pipe bomb thrown at a parked car in north Belfast prompted a security alert in Belfast on Monday.

Army bomb teams were sent to the scene in Duncairn Gardens in the north of the city following reports that a suspicious object had been thrown at a parked vehicle.

The area was closed to traffic between Edlingham Street and North Queen Street and a number homes in the area were evacuated.

A 27-year-old man was arrested.

Police said: "A viable pipe bomb type device was examined by Army Technical Officers and has now been removed for further examination.

"It's understood the device was thrown at a parked car at around 11am this morning but did not detonate."

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on the non-emergency number 101.

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