Police are investigating a pipe bomb attack on a PSNI vehicle in the Culmore Gardens area of West Belfast this evening.
At around 7.30pm the device was thrown at the vehicle while police were attending what appears to be a hoax call. The device did not explode.
The area of Culmore Gardens has been closed and army bomb disposal experts have been tasked. A number of homes have been evacuated.
Police are appealling to anyone who witnessed the attack or has any information to contact them on 0845 600 8000 or anonymously on Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.