20 November 2013 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Make Safe Two Improvised Explosive Devices.

An Army Bomb Disposal Team made safe two potentially dangerous Improvised Explosive Devices (IED's) in Edgeworthstown, Co Longford earlier this evening.

The Defence Forces deployed the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team in response to a request from An Garda Sí­ochána after two suspect devices were found at a private residence on the Bracklin Road, Edgeworthstown, Co Longford. A cordon and road closures were put in place for public safety, while a number of nearby houses were evacuated.

The team arrived on scene at 2.35 pm. The devices were made safe at the scene without the need for a controlled explosion and were brought to a safe military location for further examination. All component parts and evidence will be handed over to the Gardaí­ to assist them with their investigation into the incident.

The scene was declared safe at 3.45 pm.

Other types of call outs would include conventional munition destruction such as old grenades discovered by members of the public, unstable chemicals and also suspect devices found to be hoaxes.

Press Release Date: 20 November 2013

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