Tuesday 15 January 2013 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Makes Safe Viable Improvised Explosive Device.

An Army Bomb Disposal Team made safe a viable Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Limerick City this afternoon.

The Defence Forces deployed to Cecil Street, Limerick City following a request from the Gardaí­; the area had been cordoned off and local residents were evacuated to a safe location.

The team arrived on scene at 11.25 am and examined the IED which was located in an apartment complex following a Garda Operation. The device was made safe in situ without the need for a controlled explosion. It was then removed to a secure location for further technical examination.

The remains of the device will be handed over to the Gardaí­ to assist with their investigations.

The scene was declared safe at 12.10 pm.

This is the thirteenth viable IED dealt with by the Bomb Disposal Team so far this year in eleven call outs.

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:  15 January, 2013

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