A controlled explosion was carried out at Limavady PSNI Station earlier this month, the 'Journal' can reveal.
The small explosion was carried out on Monday, January 17 following the discovery of a suspicious object at around 10.30pm the previous night.
The 'Journal' understands a small red cannister with two aerosols taped to the sides was found in the Mill Place area and reported to police.
A PSNI spokesperson said: "A suspicious object was found close to the bus depot in Limavady on Sunday night (16th). Police attended and the item, which was believed to be a hoax, was taken to the station.
"ATO were tasked the following morning and it was confirmed to be a hoax."