Councillor McAllister said the latest alert, sparked by the object on the Oldpark Road, was another incident which would cause more disturbance in a busy residential area.
“In the space of a few days, we have seen disruption caused by a number of security alerts in North Belfast and further afield,” said Councillor McAllister.
“Although further details have yet to emerge in this instance, one alert is one too many. To have several is disgraceful. The people behind these alerts need to take a long look at their actions and realise they do nothing but cause annoyance and disruption to local people and businesses.
“I would urge anyone with information to come forward with it to the police and help end this cycle of security alert and disruption which is making the people of North Belfast sick and tired.”