Car believed to contain explosives stopped on way into Dublin city
A car that is believed to contain explosives was stopped this evening on the Naas road, travelling toward Dublin city.
Dublin, Naas Rd outbound and Long Mile road now open. Inbound still closed but due to open shortly— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) April 13, 2016
The car was stopped on the Naas Road, inbound just before the Long Mile Road junction, this evening at around 7.30pm.
Memebers of the garda Emergency Response Unit brought the car to a halt as it was travelling toward Dublin city on the busy roadway.
The car is believed to contain explosives (subject to forensic examination).
The Explosive Ordnance Disposal team are currently at the scene, examining the contents of the vehicle.
Two men, one in his early 30s and one in his early 40s, were arrested at the scene.
They are currently being detained at Ballyfermot and Ronanstown garda stations under the provisions of section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act 1939 as amended.
The Naas road is closed in both directions and in both directions on the Long Mile road at that intersection.
Motorists are advised to use alternative routes.
DUB UPDATE: Naas Rd closed both ways approaching the Long Mile Rd intersection. Use alternative routes https://t.co/EY0qAdZlYs— AA Roadwatch (@aaroadwatch) April 13, 2016