A grenade was thrown at a police car in west Belfast in what has been described as an attempt to kill officers.
The attack happened at Milltown Row, off the Falls Road, at 2am on Wednesday. Chief Supt Jonathan Roberts said a police car was on a routine patrol when it was struck by an object before a loud bang was heard.
No injuries have been reported.
“A loud bang was then heard and the police car made its way to a place of safety,” he said. “Thankfully, none of the officers inside the vehicle were injured and no damage was noted to the car.”