Friday 19 June 2015 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Rendered Safe a Viable IED.

An Army Bomb Disposal Team rendered safe a viable Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in the Carrick on Shannon area this morning.
The Defence Forces deployed the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team after a suspect device was found in a rural woodland area 5km north of Carrick on Shannon. A cordon and road closures were put in place for public safety.
The team arrived on scene at 9.50 am. The device was made safe at the scene without the need for a controlled explosion. Items of an evidential nature were handed over to the Gardaí­ to assist them with their investigation. The scene was declared safe at 12.15 pm.

This was the 76th call out so far in 2015 dealing with 20 viable devices to date.

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 19 June 2015

For Further Information contact:

Press Officer: Comdt. Seán Ó Fátharta

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