Hoax alert in Newtownabbey ends
Published Friday, 01 March 2013
An overnight security alert in Newtownabbey, Co Antrim, has now ended.
Police and the bomb squad attended the alert. (© UTV)
A suspect device was reported in the O'Neill Road area on Thursday evening.
Police and army bomb squad officers were called but the item was found to be a hoax.
The road was closed for a time but has now been reopened.
There have been three security alerts this week in Newtownabbey - a device temporarily closed the M5 motorway on Tuesday night, while another forced a number of homes to be evacuated in the Altnacreeva Park area on Wednesday.The three have all turned out to be hoaxes.
Police have asked anyone with information to come forward.