Tuesday 21 November 2017

Traffic chaos as old grenade found under Sean Heuston Bridge

An old grenade has been found under a Dublin city bridge, and traffic was closed off for a short time on a main city thoroughfare.

The old grenade was found under the Sean Heuston Bridge and the army bomb disposal unit were called.

Luas services were suspended and were not running past Heuston Station for a short time.

Army Bomb Disposal team have since been stood down. They were at the scene from 14.40 to 14.55. “It was a drill or a training grenade but it was corroded so it looked like the real thing so people did right to report it,” said a spokesman for the Defence Forces.

Luas tickets were accepted on Dublin Bus.

A Luas spokesperson said earlier this afternoon: “Gardai have been in contact with us and have asked us not to run in the vicinity of Heuston Station.”

Traffic on St Johns Road West was closed for a short time. Traffic inbound from Pheonix Park was diverted up infirmary Road.

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