Published Wednesday, 11 July 2012
Police are at the scene of the alert in Lurgan. (© UTV)
The trouble broke out overnight in Portadown , just hours ahead of Twelfth of July celebrations.
A PSNI spokesman said the Obins Street, Obins Drive and Park Road areas were to be avoided.
There are no further details on the trouble at present.
Meanwhile, controlled explosions have been carried out by Army bomb experts on a vehicle at the centre of an ongoing security alert in the Church Place area of Lurgan.
The town centre, in the vicinity of the PSNI station, has been closed to traffic on Wednesday evening.
A number of properties have been evacuated and SDLP deputy leader Dolores Kelly hit out at those responsible for the disruption.
"This incident this evening is nothing more or less than a cruel and cynical attempt to disrupt the community at a time of year when tensions across the North are apt to run high," the Upper Bann MLA said.
"I cannot condemn enough anyone who would disrupt people's home life to the extent that they have to leave their houses as the night draws in."
Ms Kelly also asked anyone with information to pass it on to the police as a matter of urgency.
Ulster Unionist MLA Jo-Anne Dobson reiterated that call and said that no one in Lurgan wanted to return to the dark days of the past.
"By their actions, those responsible placed the lives of members of the public and PSNI officers in danger, caused widespread concern and disruption to the local community, and there can be no justification for this whatsoever," she added.
"I commend those members of the emergency services for their swift action in cordoning off the area, transferring members of the public to a safe distance, and dealing professionally with the incident."