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Suspicious Device

Updated: ‘Small viable explosive device’ found in South Belfast

The scene was closed to traffic earlier today, with local residents evacuated.

Updated 15:55pm

THE PSNI HAVE confirmed that the security alert in the Donegall Avenue area of South Belfast has now ended.

A suspicious device, which has since been identified as being a small viable explosive, has been taken away for further examination.

The Donegall Avenue and Donagall Road between Empire Street and Roden Street has been reopened to traffic and residents have been allowed to return to their homes.

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