Friday 16 October 2015 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Dealt with a Viable Improvised Shotgun.

An Army Bomb Disposal Team rendered safe a viable improvised shotgun in Ballymaccormick Co. Longford.

The Defence Forces deployed the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team on request from An Garda Síochána, after a suspect device was discovered in the local cemetery. A cordon was established and the road adjacent to the cemetery was closed.

The EOD team arrived on scene at 1.50 pm. The device was examined, confirmed as an improvised shotgun and handed over to An Garda Síochána to assist them with their investigations. The scene was declared safe at 2.20 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.

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Press Release Date: Friday 16 October 2015

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