Wednesday 19 September 2018

Controlled explosion carried out after grenade thrown at home

Conor Feehan

Conor Feehan

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.

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