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 headquartersA security alert was declared near Palace Barracks on the outskirts of BelfastMotorists 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.