The Upper Bann MLA said:
“This incident in the Tullygally area of Craigavon where an attempt was made to kill police officers was wrong and I condemn it utterly.
“There can be no place in our society for these type of actions.
“It has also caused considerable disruption to the local community and I have visited the area and spoken to some of those caught up in it.
“Residents were evacuated from their homes after midnight and the security alert is continuing while searches are carried out.
“Those responsible for this incident have nothing to offer the local community or society as a whole.
“They need to end these futile actions immediately and let the community here live in peace.”