An Ammunition Technical Officer (ATO) carried out an operation at Carrick’s Woodburn estate yesterday evening (Wednesday).
The ATO was called to deal with a suspected firearm at The Hollies at approximately 5.30 pm.
Police have now confirmed that after inspection, the item in question was a BB (ball bearing) gun.
The BB gun was then removed to be destroyed.
There has been a heavy police presence in Carrick since the shooting of loyalist Geordie Gilmore at Pinewood Avenue, in the town’s Woodburn estate on March 13.