Security alert near army barracks in Belfast 'nothing untoward'

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Police are in attendance at a security alert on the Old Holywood Road on the outskirts of Belfast
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By Rebecca Black, PA

A security alert on the outskirts of Belfast has ended.

A section of the Old Holywood Road near the Palace Barracks was closed to traffic on Saturday morning during the operation.

It ended just after 11am.

A PSNI spokesman said an object was examined and found to be “nothing untoward”.

A number of British army units are based at the barracks.

It also hosts MI5’s headquarters in the North.

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