Stewart Dickson MLA said: “Those responsible for this mortar bomb have no regards for the lives of others. Anybody could have been seriously injured or killed had it exploded.
“I would like to pay tribute to the police and army officers who put their lives at risk to protect the public during this security alert. Their bravery stands in stark contrast to the evil actions of those responsible for this mortar bomb.
“If anybody has any information about this device then I would urge them to contact the police.”