A viable pipe bomb device has been defused at a house on the edge of south Belfast.
A number of homes were evacuated and roads were closed during the alert at Frankhill Drive in Carryduff.
Army technical experts were called to examine the suspicious object just before 1pm.
The device has been removed for further examination.
Police Service of Northern Ireland inspector Martin Trainor has appealed for anyone with information or wh o may have seen the device being planted to contact officers on the non-emergency 101 number.