'Nothing untoward' in Belfast security alert
A suspicious object which sparked a security alert in north Belfast was deemed "nothing untoward".
Pacific Avenue, just off the Antrim Road was closed and the Army bomb squad called to the scene.
Deputy Mayor or Belfast, Mary Ellen Campbell said a suspected pipe bomb was behind the alert and residents evacuated from their homes.
Police added: "A security alert which started earlier at Pacific Avenue in north Belfast has ended. Police say nothing untoward was found. The road has now been reopened to traffic."
Suspected pipe bomb in Newington, some unnecessary disruption for families - thanks to @NewingtonHA for providing safe place for them— mary ellen campbell (@mecca3ie) April 13, 2017
Police at ongoing security alert at Pacific Avenue in North Belfast following discovery of a suspicious object in the street.— PSNI (@PoliceServiceNI) April 13, 2017
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