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Security alert ends as viable device found in Belfast

PSNI have taken the object away for further forensic examinations.

General view of a section of Flora Street
General view of a section of Flora Street
Image: Google Streetview

A SIX-HOUR SECURITY alert has ended in east Belfast after police found a viable device in the area.

PSNI officers were called out to Flora Street this afternoon after a report of a suspicious object was received.

ATO have finished their examination of the scene and have taken the object – described as viable – away for further forensic examinations.

A vehicle has also been taken away for examinations.

The street was closed for the day as a result of the alert and police thanks the local community for their patience and understanding during the operation.

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