A man has been arrested after police seized firearms, ammunition and suspected pipe bomb components from a house in the Springfield Road area of west Belfast.
The 52-year-old was detained after the raid on the property in Forest Street on Saturday night.
A number of homes in the area were evacuated while army experts examined the items which been removed for forensic examination.
Detective Sergeant Kenneth Leckey said: “Firearms and ammunition were discovered by police at a house in Forest Street.
“As a precaution a number of residents were asked to leave their homes for a short period overnight and Cavendish Street Hall was made available for them.
“The arrested man remains in custody at this time assisting police with their inquiries.”