A pipe bomb has exploded outside a house in Derry-Londonderry.
The device detonated in the garden of the property in the Montgomery Close area of the Waterside at around 2 this morning.
Police are investigating a pipe bomb attack in the Montgomery Close area of #Derry in the early hours of this morning.— Leona O'Neill (@LeonaONeill1) 31 March 2019
At around 2am the device exploded in the garden of the home, just off the Rossdowney Road in the Waterside.
Police say no damage was caused and no one injured pic.twitter.com/Bp5ma77BMi
No damage was caused in the incident and the man who lives at the house was not injured.
Residents of the quiet cul-de-sac told Q Radio they were angry and fearful after the incident.
Local DUP representative Drew Thompson says the community is in shock:
Detective Sergeant Richard Donnell said:
“At approximately 2am this morning, Sunday 31st March, police received a report that a device in the form of a pipe bomb had exploded in the front garden of a residential property in Montgomery Close. Thankfully no damage has been caused to the property. However the occupants of property were very lucky to escape injury. "
"Enquiries are continuing and we would appeal to anyone who saw any persons or vehicles acting suspiciously in the area to contact detectives on 101, quoting reference number 91 of 31/03/19. Alternatively, information can be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime."