A security alert in the Londonderry has ended after a suspicious object left in the Brandywell area was declared an elaborate hoax.
The Lone Moor Road has re-opened and residents who were evacuated have been allowed to return to their homes.
It is the third security alert in the city in two days.
It is believed the device was left at the home of a serving PSNI officer's parents, the second such attack in the city in two days.
A device has been left outside the home of the elderly parents of a serving @PoliceServiceNI officer on Lone Moor Road. The second time pensioners have been targeted in Derry in 24 hours. Teresa Farren who uses crutches to walk and her 11-month-old grandson have been evacuated pic.twitter.com/xt2fJ1KeAs— Leona O'Neill (@LeonaONeill1) May 3, 2018
Superintendent Gordon McCalmont said: “Firstly, I want to thank the local community and, in particular, the people who had to leave their homes while we worked to make the scene safe.
"I understand the frustration of the community and the disruption this has caused, but we are committed to keeping people safe - that is of paramount importance to us.
"I can see how the reckless actions of a very small minority of people who clearly don’t care about the community have disrupted everyday life.
"Therefore, I am appealing to anyone who can help identify the perpetrators and bring them to justice to contact us."
Police at Strand Road can be contact by calling 101 quoting reference number 286 of 03/05/18.