Gardai seal off city street after discovery of suspect device
Gardai have sealed off a street in Cork after the discovery of a suspect device.
The object, which resembles a pipe-bomb, was found just off Kilmore Road in Knocknaheeny on Cork’s northside.
It was discovered by a pedestrian who immediately became suspicious of it.
Gardai put a security cordon in place and an Explosives and Ordnance
Disposal (EOD) team from Collins Barracks is attending the scene.
They will either defuse the device or render it safe with a controlled explosion.
It is the second suspected homemade explosive device discovered in the area in 48 hours.
A house had to be evacuated at Killalla Gardens in Knocknaheeny after the first device was discovered on Wednesday morning by a young woman.
The device had been planted in the garden of the property.
It was successfully removed by the army team.
A garda investigation into both matters is now underway.