Thursday 8 December 2016

Hand grenade found in waste ground near housing estate

Published 17/07/2015 | 21:15

EOD team in training Credit: Defense Forces
EOD team in training Credit: Defense Forces

A hand grenade has been found close to a housing estate in Co Louth this evening.

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The army bomb disposal team were called to attend the scene in the O'Hanlon Park area of Dundalk at 7pm.

A cordon and road closures were put in place around the area of waste ground while the grenade was being dealt with by the esplosive ordnance disposal (EOD) team.

The grenade was made safe at the scene, removed to a secure military location and destroyed by controlled explosion.

All evidence was handed over to the gardaí to assist them with their investigations.

The scene was declared safe at 7.30 p.m.

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