Published Tuesday, 10 September 2013
The scene of the security alert on Tuesday. (© Presseye)
Army bomb experts carried out a controlled explosion on the device to make it safe.
The Malone Road was partially closed for much of Tuesday, while the suspicious object was examined, but has since reopened.
Traffic, including bus services, was affected during the alert - which ended just after 5pm.
Anna Lo, Alliance South Belfast MLA, has condemned those who left the device.
"There is no place in our society for violence. Somebody could have been seriously injured or worse if this pipe bomb had exploded.
"The people responsible obviously have no regards for the lives of other people," she said.
Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact them.
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