‘Viable pipe bomb’ discovered in Antrim Road security alert

Police are appealing for information after a viable pipe bomb was recovered during a security operation in north Belfast last night (Thursday).
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Police and ammunition technical officers attended the scene and the device was made safe before being taken away for further examination.

The Antrim Road, which had been closed for a number of hours, has fully re-opened.

In a statement, the PSNI said: “Thank you to the local community for their patience and understanding while this public safety operation was carried out.

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“Enquiries are ongoing and anyone who may have any information which could assist with the investigation should contact detectives on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 878 of 11/05/23.

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“A report can also be submitted a report online using the non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/. You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/.”