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Homes evacuated after viable pipe bomb found in Antrim

The device was found below a railway bridge following a call to local police.

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A VIABLE PIPE bomb sparked a security alert in Northern Ireland yesterday evening.

A number of homes in the Whitehouse Park area of Newtownabbey, Co Antrim, were evacuated while bomb disposal experts examined the device.

The bomb was found below a railway bridge following a call to local police.

Residents were able to return to their homes shortly before 1am.

“We are keen to hear from anyone with information regarding this incident,” PSNI Inspector Jim McGrillen said, saying they can contact the PSNI or call the independent charity Crimestoppers, and do not have to provide their name.

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