Residents moved as device blown up
Published 27/12/2012 | 18:39
An army bomb disposal team has carried out a controlled explosion on a device in Dublin.
Members of the Defence Forces were deployed to Turvey Avenue, Inchicore, following a request by gardai shortly after 3pm on Thursday.
The area was cordoned off and local residents were evacuated to a safe location.
An army spokesman said the device was located in a green area near private residences.
"The viable device was made safe in situ by means of a controlled explosion," he added.
"The remains of the device have been removed to a secure military location for further examination and will then be handed over to the gardai to assist with their investigations."
The scene was declared safe just after 4pm.