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An ATO robot deals with a suspect object at the gates of Belfast Met on the Springfield road in west Belfast , August 10th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

An ATO robot deals with a suspect object at the gates of Belfast Met on the Springfield road in west Belfast , August 10th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 10th August 2017

The scene on the Springfield Road in west Belfast where there is an ongoing security alert. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 10th August 2017 The scene on the Springfield Road in west Belfast where there is an ongoing security alert. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

An ATO robot deals with a suspect object at the gates of Belfast Met on the Springfield road in west Belfast , August 10th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

An ATO robot deals with a suspect object at the gates of Belfast Met on the Springfield road in west Belfast , August 10th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

An ATO robot deals with a suspect object at the gates of Belfast Met on the Springfield road in west Belfast , August 10th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

An ATO robot deals with a suspect object at the gates of Belfast Met on the Springfield road in west Belfast , August 10th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

An ATO robot deals with a suspect object at the gates of Belfast Met on the Springfield road in west Belfast , August 10th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

An ATO robot deals with a suspect object at the gates of Belfast Met on the Springfield road in west Belfast , August 10th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

An ATO robot deals with a suspect object at the gates of Belfast Met on the Springfield road in west Belfast , August 10th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

An ATO robot deals with a suspect object at the gates of Belfast Met on the Springfield road in west Belfast , August 10th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

An ATO robot deals with a suspect object at the gates of Belfast Met on the Springfield road in west Belfast , August 10th 2017 (Photo by Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph)

A security alert on the Springfield Road in west Belfast has now ended.

It comes after the discovery of a suspicious object.

An examination and controlled explosion was carried out on a suspicious object which was discovered in the area at around 1pm this afternoon.

The object has been declared an elaborate hoax and has been taken away for further forensic examination.

All roads have now been reopened.

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact detectives in Musgrave on 101 quoting reference number 568 10/08/17.

Information can also be given anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

 

 

 

 

 

Belfast Telegraph