Controlled explosion at Belfast fire station

Published Tuesday, 13 April 2010
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Belfast Central fire station was evacuated on Tuesday night after a coded telephone warning to the fire service control room claimed a device had been left at the premises, sparking a security alert in the city centre.

Fourteen fire officers had to leave during the alert at Ormeau Avenue and were moved to another station.

Army bomb experts were called to the scene to examine the device and carried out a controlled explosion.

Police cordoned off Ormeau Avenue and Ormeau Road at its junction with Donegal Pass at around 11.30pm on Tuesday.

A police helicopter was brought in to survey the area.

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10 Comments
Tadhg in Belfast wrote (1,468 days ago):
I've heard there was also a controlled explosion at the army barracks in Glandore of the Antrim Road, is this true?
Michael in Belfast wrote (1,468 days ago):
Are the people who done this brain dead or what? Firemen now. Just beggars belief.....
B Gordon in Lucas Building, Belfast, Opposite Incident wrote (1,468 days ago):
There is no return to dark days, people like this are a relic of a time this country has moved beyond, this foolishness is the last thrashing of outmoded thugs who never believed in any cause, just violence for their own gratification.
R in England wrote (1,468 days ago):
I just pray the police find these morons before the elections, as I fear for the run up to the elections. Time for all religions to stand side by side and show these idiots we have no intentions of going back to the bad old days.
Lyndsey in Belfast wrote (1,468 days ago):
Do these idiots actually expect backing?
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