Wednesday 26 September 2012 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Makes Safe Viable Improvised Explosive Device .

An Army Bomb Disposal Team made safe a viable Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Coolock, Dublin over night.

The Defence Forces deployed to Belcamp Cresent, Coolock following a request from the Gardai; the area had been cordoned by the Gardai and local residents were evacuated to a safe location.

The team arrived on scene at 3.10am and examined the device which was located inside a private residence.

The viable device was made safe in situ without the need for a controlled explosion and then removed to a secure military location for further examination.

The remains of the device will be handed over to the Gardai later today to assist with their investigations. 

The scene was declared safe at 3.45am.

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: 26 September 2012

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