Suspected firearm recovered during west Belfast security alert

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.


Suspicious firearm recovered during West Belfast alert – photo by Kevin Scott

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. Suspected firearm recovered during west Belfast security alert

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