Security alert outside Alliance Party office in east Belfast
A controlled explosion has been carried out on a suspicious object outside the Alliance Party's east Belfast office.
The object was found in a bin close to the building on the Upper Newtownards Road.
The road is closed between the junction with Beersbridge Road and Grampain Avenue.
Motorists should seek alternative routes.
Meanwhile, a number of homes have been evacuated in a separate alert at Donegal Park in south Belfast.
Donegall Park, Grangeville Gardens and Diamond Gardens are closed to traffic.
Belfast Telegraph Digital