Cllr Neil Kelly said: “There have been a number of pipe bomb incidents in Antrim in recent months. This is a sickening trend and those behind it must realise that their despicable agenda of fear will never prevail.
“Those driven by a determination to cause disruption and upset have no place in our society.
“People in the local area are shocked at this latest find and just want to get on with their everyday lives free from incidents like this.
“I would appeal to anyone who has any information on this incident to contact police immediately so that those involved can be brought to justice.”