Controlled explosion carried out after grenade thrown at home
The army bomb squad has carried out a controlled explosion on a grenade that was thrown at a house in Limerick late last night.
The incident happened at 10.25am at Cathedral Court in the Penneywell area of the city.
Local reports say the device, believed to be a Mills grenade, failed to explode when it was thrown.
Gardai were contacted and told that the grenade had been found.
Local gardai attended the scene and a number of houses were evacuated while the defence force’s explosive ordnance division assessed the situation.
It’s team arrived at 1am and after assessment it reportedly carried out a controlled explosion on the grenade.
One local man tweeted about the operation.
“Just been evacuated from my place. Apparently there’s a grenade outside that needs to be blown up,” he wrote.
Gardai are investigating if the device was targeted at a local person known to them.