A security alert in Co Tyrone has been declared as a hoax.
It came about after a householder in Castlederg was held to the ground by a number of men before a suspicious object resembling a pipe bomb was left.
The incident started at around 7.30pm on Tuesday at a property in Millbrook Gardens, a PSNI spokesman said.
Police are currently at the scene of a security alert following the report of a suspicious object in the Millbrook Gardens area of Castlederg.— Police Derry City and Strabane (@PSNIDCSDistrict) July 7, 2020
Cordons are in place at Millbrook Gardens and a number of properties have been evacuated.
There are no further details at this time.
Police and army technical officers attended the scene and examined the object which was declared a hoax. A number of neighbours were evacuated from their homes as a precaution during the operation.
Anyone with any information about this incident or who may be able to help with the police investigation, is asked to call officers at Strand Road on Londonderry on the non-emergency number 101 quoting reference number 1875 07/07/20, or submit a report online using the non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/.