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