Stewart Dickson MLA said: “Those who threw this pipe bomb at a Police vehicle have no regard for the safety of our community. Somebody could have been killed or seriously injured had this device exploded.
“The vast majority of people will find this incident abhorrent. Those responsible want to drag Northern Ireland back to the dark days of the past.
“My thoughts go out to the eight families who were evacuated from their homes. This must have been a frightening experience for them.
“Community co-operation is key to successfully tracking down and apprehending those responsible, so I would urge anybody with any information about this attack to contact the PSNI.”