Tuesday 24 October 2017

Major roads closed after reports of a 'suspicious device' found in car

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Amy Molloy

Amy Molloy

Members of the Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) unit made safe three suspect devices on the Naas to Newbridge Rd after reports a suspicious device found in a car.

The R445 was currently closed at the Bundle of Sticks roundabout.

Gardaí were also at the scene and diversions were put in place.

The Defence Forces deployed the Army Bomb Disposal Team on request from An Garda Síochána.

A cordon was established in the surrounding area to ensure public safety.

The Army Bomb Disposal Team arrived at 4.15pm, carried out an assessment and proceeded to make safe the three suspect devices.

The scene was declared safe at 9.30pm.

The devices have now been removed to a secure military installation for further examination.

Material of an evidential nature will be handed over to An Garda Síochána.

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