Security Alert near MI5's Northern Ireland headquarters

‘Security alert’ as police shut Belfast road near MI5’s Northern Ireland headquarters and major army barracks

  • The Police Service of Northern Ireland closed a road near MI5’s NI headquarters
  • A security alert was declared near Palace Barracks on the outskirts of Belfast
  • Motorists have been advised to avoid the area while the security alert continues 

Police are at the scene of a security alert on the outskirts of Belfast.

A section of the Old Holywood Road near the Palace Barracks was closed to traffic just before 10am on Saturday.

Motorists have been advised to seek alternative routes.

A PSNI spokesman said they could give no further details at this stage.

A number of army units are based at the barracks, including The Royal Scots.

It also hosts MI5’s headquarters in Northern Ireland.

More to follow.  

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