Belfast road re-opens after suspicious object sparks security alert
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.
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