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Pipe bomb found near Co Antrim police station

A pipe bomb has been discovered close to a police station in Northern Ireland.

The explosive was found in Hope Street, Larne, Co Antrim, the Police Service of Northern Ireland said.

A spokesman added: "Army technical officers have examined a suspicious object discovered in the area and have declared it to be a viable pipe bomb-type device, which has been taken away for further examination."

The security alert in the Hope Street area of Larne is now over.

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