A VIABLE explosive device was seized by gardai in Tallaght after officers stopped two men.
One of the men was arrested as they fled on foot through the Cushlawn Estate. The other man got away.
The incident occurred on Saturday night. The suspect was taken to Tallaght garda station after a device was found on his person and the army bomb disposal team was called in.
The team removed the explosives from the scene for further examination and the device was declared viable and made safe by experts at 11.30pm. A man is in his 20s yesterday remained in detention under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act.