Worker carries incendiary device from Belfast shop

Tuesday 17 December 2013 00.00
A small explosion took place in the Cathederal Quarter of the city on Friday night
A small explosion took place in the Cathederal Quarter of the city on Friday night

The PSNI has said the Cornmarket area in Belfast city centre has reopened following a security alert.

They say a suspected incendiary device was examined by British Army bomb disposal officers.

It was taken away for further examination.

Early indications are that a staff member in a shop removed the device before serious damage occurred.

A PSNI spokesman said: "Police are advising city centre businesses to check their premises for any suspicious objects."

On Friday night, a small explosion took place in the Cathedral Quarter area of the city after a rucksack containing an explosive device had been placed near a restaurant.

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