Army Bomb Disposal Team makes safe grenade & explosive components.

An Army Bomb Disposal Team made safe a viable grenade along with explosive components and replica weapons in Dublin this evening.
The Defence Forces deployed the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team to Distillery Loft Apts, Distillery Rd, Drumcondra following a request from the Gardai.

The Team arrived on scene at 3.30pm and made safe the grenade and components which were found in the outbuilding of the apartment block. No controlled explosion was carried out.

The replica weapons have been handed over to Gardai, the explosive components and grenade have been removed to a safe military location for forensic exploitation after which hey will be handed over to Gardai.

The scene was declared safe at 6pm and the Team returned to base.

This is the 16th call out of a Bomb Disposal Team this year and the fifth involving viable IEDs.

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

Press Release Date:  27 January, 2012

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