Local residents evacuated from homes following discovery of suspected pipe bomb
Local residents were evacuated following reports of a 'suspected pipe bomb' in a north Dublin housing estate this morning.
The alarm was raised at approximately 10.30am after a suspect device was noted in the Ashington Avenue residential area on the Navan Road.
Gardaí put a cordon in place and residents were evacuated from their homes and the immediate area.
The Army Bomb Disposal team arrived on scene at 11.30am, carried out an assessment and proceeded to make the suspect device 'safe'.
The scene was declared safe at 11.55am.
It is understood a local creche was also evacuated during the incident.
The device was removed to a secure military installation for further examination.
Material will be handed over to An Garda Síochána to assist with their investigations.