AN off-duty police officer escaped uninjured after a gun attack in Bangor, Co Down.
There are conflicting reports regarding the nature of the shooting and whether there was any terrorist involvement.
Two men, aged 45 and 52, were arrested and later released on Thursday pending further enquiries.
The A2 Belfast Road into Bangor re-opened late on Thursday morning.
On Wednesday the Guardian website quoted a security source as saying the officer was targeted by dissident republicans.
Other media outlets have reported that the incident is not believed to be terrorist-related.
A PSNI spokeswoman said: “Police are currently dealing with an alleged shooting incident in the Springhill area of Bangor involving an off-duty police officer.
“Police can confirm that no-one has been injured.”
DUP MLA Alex Easton, who sits on the Stormont justice committee, condemned the attack.
He said: “I am deeply shocked that someone has tried to shoot someone in the Bangor area. This is deeply, deeply worrying.
“This is not what we want to see in our streets and I would appeal to anyone who has any information to come forward to the police.”