Hoax alert close to PSNI station

Published Thursday, 07 February 2013
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A suspicious device found near a Co Antrim police station has turned out to be a hoax.

Hoax alert close to PSNI station
Part of the Antrim Road in Glengormley was closed off during the alert. (© UTV)

It was found on the Antrim Road in Glengormley on Thursday morning.

The area was closed to traffic as army bomb squad officers carried out tests on the device, which was declared a hoax.

All roads have now been reopened.

Newtownabbey councillor Noreen McClelland said the security alert caused "considerable disruption" to traffic during the morning rush hour.

"The Antrim Road is a busy route particularly during rush hour," said the SDLP representative. "The discovery of a suspicious object meant police had to block this road off.

"The fact that the road was opened again after an hour or so is to be welcomed but during that time serious disruption was caused to motorists simply trying to get to work.

"People want to just go about their daily business safely and swiftly, they don't want nor need this kind of disruption".

© UTV News
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3 Comments
michpost in Newtownabbey wrote (657 days ago):
In their early report on Facebook, UTV described Glengormley as a 'County Antrim town'.
me in glengormley wrote (658 days ago):
who said it was a town?? im confused
michpost in Newtownabbey wrote (658 days ago):
Glengormley is NOT a town.
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