Army Technical Officers made safe a viable device following an examination.
The device will be sent for forensic examination.
Detective Sergeant Kelly said “This device was initially discovered by a member of the public and during the security operation a number of residents had to be evacuated from their homes for their own safety.
“We would like to thank them for their assistance during this.
“Those responsible have shown a complete disregard for the safety of residents in this community.
“Anyone with information should contact Detectives at Musgrave quoting reference 699 of 25/9/17.
“Or if they wish to remain anonymous Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”