Army Bomb Disposal Team makes safe viable IED and dangerous chemicals.

An Army Bomb Disposal Team made safe a viable Improvised Explosive Device and a quantity of dangerous chemicals in two separate call outs in Dublin this afternoon.

In the first call out, a viable IED was made safe outside a private residence in Newbury Heights, Clonshaugh.

No controlled explosion was carried out and the remains of the device were handed over to the Gardai for their investigations.

The team arrived on scene at 2.20pm and the scene was declared safe at 3.00pm.

In the second call out a quantity of Picric Acid, which had become unstable, was removed from St. Marys Hospital, Phoenix Park and made safe by means of a controlled explosion.

The team arrived on scene at 3.30pm and the scene was declared safe at 5.20pm.


Press Release Date: Monday 10th October, 2011

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