Friday 21 June 2013 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Render Viable Improvised Explosive Device Safe.

Army Bomb Disposal Team Render Viable Improvised Explosive Device Safe in Jobstown, Tallaght.

An Army Bomb Disposal Team rendered safe a viable Improvised Explosive Device(IED) in Jobstown, Tallaght last night.

The Defence Forces deployed the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team in response to a request from the Gardaí­ Sí­ochána after a suspect device was found under a vehicle outside a private residence in the Glenshane Area of Jobstown, Tallaght.

The team arrived on scene at 9.25 pm.  A cordon and traffic restrictions had been put in place for public safety, with a small number of nearby houses evacuated. The device was then rendered safe in situ without the need for a controlled explosion. The scene was declared safe at 10.15 pm.

The device was taken to a safe military location for further technical examination and exploitation. It was then confirmed as a viable device. All component parts and evidence have been handed over to the Gardaí­ to assist them with their investigation into the incident.

Press Release Date: Thursday 21 June 2013

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