Wednesday 14 October 2015 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Rendered Safe a Viable IED.

An Army Bomb Disposal Team rendered safe a viable Improvised Explosive Device (IED) outside Longford town this afternoon.The Defence Forces deployed the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team on request from An Garda Síochána, after a suspect device was found by a member of the public outside a private residence beside the N4. A cordon was established and traffic was re-directed away from the scene.

The EOD team arrived on scene at 5.28 pm. The device was then taken to a secure military location for further examination where it was confirmed as viable. The scene was declared safe at 5.55 pm.

Items of an evidential nature will be handed over to the Gardaí to assist them with their investigation.

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

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Press Release Date: Wednesday 14 October 2015

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