A suspect device was found earlier today outside an address in the Co Antrim village of Armoy, has since been declared a hoax.
The device, which was believed to be a pipe bomb, was found outside a home in the Fairhill Street area.
A number of house were evacuated and the scene secured by police while Army Technical Offices examined the device.
Police have released the following appeal,
“Detectives in Coleraine are now appealing for information following a security alert in Armoy earlier today (Saturday 31st August).
“At around 4:50am, police received a report of a suspicious device in the Fair Hill Street area.
“A number of residents were evacuated as a public safety operation was carried out.
“ATO were tasked to the scene. The object has been taken away for further examination. It has since been declared a hoax.
“Residents have since been allowed to return to their homes. No roads were closed during the operation.”
Detective Inspector Peter McKenna said:
“I want to thank the community for their co-operation as we worked to make the scene safe.
“I would appeal to anyone who noticed anyone acting suspiciously in the area to contact detectives in Coleraine on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 298 of 31/08/19.
“Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”