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Sunday 20 April 2014

Explosive device found at campus

The viable device was found near an ATM machine at the Blanchardstown Institute of Technology

An explosive device has been discovered at a college campus in north Dublin.

The viable device was found near an ATM machine at the Blanchardstown Institute of Technology on Saturday morning.

It was made safe by Army bomb disposal experts.

The Defence Forces deployed the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team in response to a request from gardai.

The team arrived on scene at 10.40am and a cordon was put in place for public safety. Some nearby buildings also had to be evacuated as a precaution.

A Defence Forces spokesman said: "The device was rendered safe in situ remotely without the need for a controlled explosion and was then moved to a secure military location for further technical examination and testing."

The scene was declared safe shortly after 11.30am.

The spokesman added: "The device has now been confirmed as a viable IED (Improvised Explosive Device) following further testing and its remains will be handed over to the Gardai to assist in their investigations."

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