A BOMB has been defused in north Belfast near a PSNI station and close to the home of a former Sinn Fein councillor.
Army bomb disposal officers were called to examine a suspicious object found on the Cavehill Road on Monday evening.
The police also attended the scene of the bomb alert.
It was discovered near the back of Antrim Road PSNI station and close to Mick Conlon, a former councillor for Sinn Fein in Belfast City Council.
He raised the alarm after spotting wires wrapped in black tape around a carton.
About 35 houses in the area were evacuated and the Cavehill Road was closed between the Antrim Road and Willowbrook Gardens during the alert.
Police said it was a small device and the operation has been scaled down.
ATO has now defused the small device and it has been taken away for forensic examination.