Rt Hon Arlene Foster MLA said,
"The Executive is united in unreservedly condemning this despicable attack on a police officer and his family in the place that they should feel safest; their home.
This was an act of cowardice and malice which had the potential to deliver more devastating consequences.
As it is, this family have been robbed of the comfort and confidence to live free from threat or intimidation that is the right of every person going about their job.
We stand with them.
We urge anyone with any information in relation to this violent attack to come forward and contact the police."