Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 16 September 2014

Residents moved as device blown up

Garda are investigating after an army bomb disposal team was called in to make a device safe in Dublin

An army bomb disposal team has carried out a controlled explosion on a device in Dublin.

Members of the Defence Forces were deployed to Turvey Avenue, Inchicore, following a request by gardai shortly after 3pm on Thursday.

The area was cordoned off and local residents were evacuated to a safe location.

An army spokesman said the device was located in a green area near private residences.

"The viable device was made safe in situ by means of a controlled explosion," he added.

"The remains of the device have been removed to a secure military location for further examination and will then be handed over to the gardai to assist with their investigations."

The scene was declared safe just after 4pm.

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