POLICE seized a gun during a security in south Belfast today.
The weapon was found in a car searched by police at Kingsway, Dunmurry.
Army technical officers examined the weapon before declaring the area safe.
As a result, the PSNI re-opened a section of Kingsway and lifted several road diversions in the area.
The PSNI say a firearm and a car have been seized for forensic examination.
No reports have been made but police inquiries are continuing.