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Police are at the scene.

Police are at the scene.

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Police are at the scene.

A security alert in Londonderry has been declared an elaborate hoax.

Residents had earlier been evacuated from their homes in Drumleck Drive in the Shantallow area of the city.

A suspect object was examined by Army bomb experts.

It is understood the device was discovered at the home of the parents of a serving police officer.

Those residents are being accommodated in the nearby Shantallow Community Centre.

Belfast Telegraph