The pipe bomb was thrown at a vehicle parked outside the offices of Groundwork Northern Ireland at Duncairn Gardens around 11 am this morning.
There was no-one inside the car at the time of the attack.
Fortunately, the device did not explode on impact.
A 27-year-old man was later arrested by police and is currently being questioned.
A number of people were moved from their homes and Duncairn Gardens Community Centre was made available as a safe shelter
Businesses and a doctor’s surgery were also evacuated.
Army technical officers attend the scene and made it safe.
Duncairn Gardens wass closed to traffic between Edlingham Street and North Queen Street.
However, roads have now reopened in the area and detectives have appealed for anyone with information to contact them on the non-emergency 101 number.