Naomi Long MP said: “There can never be any justification for such acts of terrorism. It was clearly the intent of those who sent the device to seriously injure or kill someone. Sending a letter bomb is a reckless and indiscriminate act and those behind it are beneath contempt.
“I would like to praise the brave actions of the Police and Army officers who dealt with this device. Their bravery stands in stark contrast to those evil individuals behind this bomb.
“The vast majority of people in Northern Ireland are opposed to the actions of those who sent this device. Those responsible must be caught by the Police, so I would urge anybody with any information to contact the PSNI or Crimestoppers.”