Trevor Lunn MLA said: “I am very concerned at what appears to have been an attempt to lure police officers into a trap. We are just lucky that nobody were hurt in this incident. This just reminds us of the need to show extra vigilance, especially during the G8 when there will be a heightened security level.
“The PSNI are there to protect the public and to uphold the rule of law. Any attack on them is an attack on our society.
“If anybody has any information about this incident then I would urge them to contact the police.”