Pipe bomb thrown at house in Co Down
A woman and children were inside the property in Bangor at the time.
A woman and children have escaped physical injury after a pipe bomb was thrown at a property in Co Down in the early hours of Monday.
However, police said they were left shaken by the incident at a house in the Killaire Wood Lane area of Bangor shortly before 2.30am.
Detective Sergeant Rhonda Magennis described the attack as “reckless”, adding the consequences could have been “devastating”.
“We received a report at around 2.30am that an object was thrown at a house in the area a short time earlier,” she said.
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“ATO were called to the scene to examine the object, which was located at the front of the property, and declared it to be a viable pipe bomb-type device.
“Thankfully, a woman and children who were in the property were not injured, However, they have been left shaken by this reckless attack.
“The consequences could have been devastating and a number of local residents had to be evacuated from their homes. The have now been allowed to return to their homes and we thank them for their patience.
“Detectives are now working to establish a motive for the incident and I would appeal for anyone who was in the area of Killaire Wood Lane early this morning and who noticed any unusual activity, or anyone who has any information that can assist with the investigation, to contact detectives in Bangor on 101 quoting reference 105 of 13/01/20.”