Object found in security alert near army barracks in Belfast ‘nothing untoward’

The section of the Old Holywood Road is close to M15’s Northern Ireland headquarters

A section of the Old Holywood Road near the Palace Barracks outside Belfast was closed to traffic just before 10am on Saturday due to a security alert. Image: Google Streetview.

A section of the Old Holywood Road near the Palace Barracks outside Belfast was closed to traffic just before 10am on Saturday due to a security alert. Image: Google Streetview.

 

A security alert on the outskirts of Belfast has ended.

A section of the Old Holywood Road near the Palace Barracks was closed to traffic on Saturday morning during the operation.

It ended just after 11am.

A PSNI spokesman said an object was examined and found to be “nothing untoward”.

A number of Army units are based at the barracks, including The Royal Scots.

It also hosts MI5’s headquarters in Northern Ireland. - PA