Object was a ‘viable device’ say police

Police and the ATO are at the scene
Police and the ATO are at the scene

Police have said a suspicious object found in west Belfast on Saturday morning was a ‘viable device’.

The security alert in Ramoan Drive, Belfast has now ended after police and ATO attended the scene.

The alert is in west Belfast

The alert is in west Belfast

A number of residents had to be evacuated.

Inspector Mark Kavanagh said: “ATO examined a suspicious object and declared it a viable device. It has been taken away for further examination.

“Evacuated residents have been allowed back into their homes.”

Police have said they are now at the scene of a security alert at Glencolin Walk, Belfast following the discovery of a suspicious object

Police at the scene

Police at the scene