Tuesday 28 October 2014 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Rendered Safe a Viable IED.

An Army Bomb Disposal Team rendered safe a viable Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Brownstown, Co Kildare over night.

The Defence Forces deployed the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team after a suspect device was found outside a private residence.

A cordon and road closures were put in place for public safety and a number of nearby houses were evacuated.

The team arrived on scene at 10.50 pm. The device was made safe at the scene without the need for a controlled explosion and was taken away for further examination. It was later confirmed as viable.

Items of an evidential nature will be handed over to the Gardaí­ to assist them with their investigation.

The scene was declared safe at 12.10 am.


Press Release Date: Tuesday 28 October 2014

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