UTV News is reporting that Army bomb experts are being sent to the scene of the small explosion in Belfast Cathedral quarter.
There are reports that restaurants and other premises in the area are being evacuated.
More top news
The dress that has got the world on a tailspin shows us how complicated our colour perception is.
David Cameron and Nick Clegg have unveiled proposals for a range of new powers for the Welsh Government and National Assembly.
Generally a fine end to the week, with some cloud rolling in over the west.