Saturday 21 April 2018

Bomb scare as homes evacuated due to suspect device

The team were called to a rural area near Monasterevin on request from An Garda Síochána at 1.20pm. Stock photo
The team were called to a rural area near Monasterevin on request from An Garda Síochána at 1.20pm. Stock photo

Cian Murray

The Army Bomb Disposal Team were called to deal with a suspect device in Co. Kildare earlier today.

The team were called to a rural area near Monasterevin on request from An Garda Síochána at 1.20pm.

A number of homes were evacuated and the area was cordoned off for a full examination.

The scene was declared safe at 2.25pm and material evidence was handed over to the gardaí.

This is the first Army Bomb Disposal call-out of 2017, there were a total of 96 call-outs in 2016.

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