A VIABLE pipe bomb defused in north Belfast was found near a primary school, the police have said.
Army bomb experts were called to examine a suspicious object on Thursday evening and roads were closed in the area.
Following an exmanination, ATO defused the device and later roads were re-opened.
Police have now revealed that the device was found close to Forthriver Primary School.
It said that a member of the public spotted the device in a laneway.
The PSNI said the device was viable and had been taken away for examination.
Last week, a deadly device was left near Kitchener Street off the Donegall Road in south Belfast.