Residents were evacuated from their homes and a bomb squad called after a “suspicious device” was discovered in Aberdeen.
Police said the item was found by a member of the public in Wallfield Crescent on Thursday evening.
Emergency services attended and closed a number of nearby roads.
Residents in “close proximity” were evacuated while the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) unit made the device safe.
The roads reopened and residents returned to their homes by 2.15am on Friday.
Officers will remain in the area throughout Friday as enquiries into the incident continue.
Inspector Mark Stephen said: “I would like to thank the public for their support and patience during this incident.
“Police officers will be the area during Friday as enquiries continue, but there is no threat to any members of the public.”