Monday 5 December 2016

Army bomb disposal team renders bomb safe

Published 14/10/2015 | 20:09

The army's explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) team arrived on scene at 5.28 pm.
The army's explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) team arrived on scene at 5.28 pm.

An Army Bomb Disposal Team has rendered safe a viable Improvised Explosive Device (IED) outside Longford town.

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The suspect device was found by a member of the public outside a house beside the N4 this afternoon. 

The area was cordoned off and traffic was re-directed away from the scene.

The army's explosive ordnance disposal (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

A spokesperson for the Defence Forces said items of an evidential nature will be handed over to the Gardaí to assist them with their investigation.

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