Saturday 21 July 2018

Houses evacuated and bomb squad called after suspect device thrown at Dublin home

Gardai and army bomb disposal investigate a pipe bomb being thrown at a house on Clonshaugh Drive in North Dublin. Picture: Arthur Carron
Gardai and army bomb disposal investigate a pipe bomb being thrown at a house on Clonshaugh Drive in North Dublin. Picture: Arthur Carron
The Amry bomb disposal unit is due to attend the scene. Stock photo

Cathal McMahon and Robin Schiller

Homes in a Dublin estate have been evacuated this evening after a suspect device was thrown at a window.

Gardaí from Coolock were called to the home on Clonshaugh Drive in North Dublin shortly after 7pm.

Locals reported that the device, believed to be a bomb, was thrown at the property smashing a window.

One local living in the area said that their house windows "vibrated" due to the explosion.

No injuries were reported and gardai are currently at the scene and a portion of the road remains sealed-off.

The Defence Force's Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Unit are currently at the scene and assessing the device.

"The remains of the device have to be brought back for technical examination and the scene is currently being preserved to ensure that no debris or harmful shrapnel are left," a source said.

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