Northern Ireland device posed danger to police and public
Police have said that a potential explosive device found in south Belfast represented a "deliberate attempt to cause serious injury or death." [20 April 2011]
The device was found in the Annadale Embankment area on Monday 18 April.
Just before midnight, police received a call for assistance in relation to a distressed female in the forest area at Annadale Embankment. Police attended the scene and discovered what has been described as a potential explosive device attached to a gate.
A dangerous situation
Superintendent Chris Noble said: "This was a deliberate attempt to lure police into the area to cause serious injury or death. Not only were the lives of police officer's put at risk, members of the local community were also put in grave danger."
The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) is appealing for information about the incident.
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