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Ballymena suspicious object an ‘elaborate hoax’

The PSNI said that a number of controlled explosions were carried out by an army bomb squad.

The Pentagon area in Ballymena
The Pentagon area in Ballymena
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Updated 11.21am

POLICE HAVE SAID a ‘suspicious device’ in Ballymena turned out to be an elaborate hoax.

The security alert began earlier this morning in the Pentagon area but has now ended.

Army Technical Officers, who were tasked to the report of a suspicious object, carried out a number of controlled explosions and have declared the device an elaborate hoax, the PSNI said.

All roads have been re-opened – diversions had been in place at Cullybackey Road, North Road and Ballymoney Road car park.

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