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Xbox 360 buttons mistaken for bullets, bomb squad called out in Belfast

The video games controller with customised buttons
The video games controller with customised buttons

By Chris Kilpatrick

Bomb disposal experts and police were called to a house in west Belfast after customised buttons on a video games controller were apparently confused for bullets.

A large security operation was launched on Tuesday night and the property cordoned off as searches were carried out in the Sliabh Dubh Lane. It followed a report that a number of rounds of ammunition had been discovered at an unoccupied house.

Further searches were carried out yesterday and a number of items removed by police for examination. Police sources said the suspected bullets were subsequently found to be imitation rounds used as buttons on Xbox 360 controllers.

A PSNI spokesman confirmed: "A number of items that were taken away have now been examined and declared to be not suspicious."

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