PSNI officers have seized a suspected firearm following a security alert in west Belfast.
TO was assigned to the Carrigart Avenue area of Lenadoon on Tuesday night, where they were investigating what appeared to be an assault rifle.
A major cordon was set up closing off nearby Suffolk Road and a number of local residents were taken to the back of their homes for the duration of the alert.
Armed forces were pictured removing the item; just before 11 p.m. covered by a cloak from a grassy embankment.
The PSNI has been contacted but no further details are available at this time.
https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/suspected-firearm-recovered-during-west-belfast-security-alert-42005448.html Suspected firearm recovered during west Belfast security alert