THE PSNI have evacuated a number of homes in north Belfast over reports of suspect object being found.
As a result, the police called in Army Technical Officers (ATO) and closed Jamaica Street to traffic..
The ATO is currently at the scene examining the suspicious object.
Diversions are in place and motorists are asked to avoid the area.
The alert is the latest in a series of incidents police have been called to in recent weeks relating to dissident republican terrorist activity.