AN overnight security alert in Newtownabbey, Co Antrim, has ended.
A suspect device was reported in the O’Neill Road area on Thursday evening.
Police and army bomb squad officers were called but the item was found to be a hoax.
The road was closed for a time but has now been reopened.
There have been three security alerts this week in Newtownabbey.
A device temporarily closed the M5 motorway on Tuesday night.
A second forced a number of homes to be evacuated in the AltnacreevaPark area on Wednesday.
All three have all turned out to be hoaxes.
Police have asked anyone with information to come forward.