Friday, 11th August 2017 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Makes Safe Suspect Device.

An Army Bomb Disposal Team made safe a suspect Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Dundalk, Co.Louth last night.

The Defence Forces deployed the Army Bomb Disposal Team on request from An Garda Síochána. A cordon was established in the surrounding area and a number of properties were evacuated to ensure public safety.

The Bomb Disposal Team arrived on scene at 9pm, carried out an assessment and proceeded to make safe the suspect device. The scene was declared safe at 11.50pm.

The device was removed to a secure military installation for further examination. Material of an evidential nature will be handed over to An Garda Síochána to assist with their investigations.

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.

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Press Release Date: Friday, 11th August 2017

For Further Information contact:

Press Officer: Comdt. Pat O'Connor

Tel: 045 49 2502 , 045 49 2503

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