Tuesday 04 August 2015 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Renders Safe a Viable IED.

An Army Bomb Disposal Team rendered safe an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) in Athy, Co Kildare this evening.

The Defence Forces deployed the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team to a residential area in the vicinity of Townparks, Athy following a request from An Garda Siochána. A cordon was put in place, local houses were evacuated and roads in the area were closed to ensure the public's safety.

The EOD team arrived on scene at 6.05 p.m. The IED was made safe at the scene and removed to a secure military location where it was confirmed to be viable.

Items of an evidential nature were handed over to the Gardaí to assist them with their investigations. The scene was declared safe at 6.53 p.m

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.

File photos of Disposal teams can be viewed on our Flickr Channel

Press Release Date: Tuesday 04 August 2015

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