Northern Ireland

Pellet gun sparked security alert in Comber

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Image caption Army bomb experts were sent to the scene

A suspicious object which sparked a security alert in County Down is believed to have been a pellet gun, police have said.

The alert began on Monday evening after the gun was discovered on a road in Comber.

The Ballyrainey Road was closed at the Unicarvel Road and its junction with the Comber Road.

Army bomb experts were sent to the scene during the alert.