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Emergency alert Gardai and army bomb disposal team called after suspect device found outside Dublin home

The drama was captured on video by a member of the public as Garda cars with flashing lights and Army bomb disposal trucks rushed to the scene.

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The army bomb disposal unit (stock)

The army bomb disposal unit (stock)

The army bomb disposal unit (stock)

Gardai say investigations are ongoing after a suspect device was located outside a house on Dublin's southside last night. 

An Gardai Sicohana and Army bomb disposal teams were alerted and arrived at Loughlinstown Drive at approximately 8.30pm.

The drama was captured on video by a member of the public as Garda cars with flashing lights and Army bomb disposal trucks rushed to the scene.

However, the device was deemed non-viable.

A Garda spokesperson said: “Gardaí attended the scene of a suspect device located outside a house in Loughlinstown Drive, on Tuesday 2nd February, 2021 at approximately 8.30pm.

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Garda (stock image)

Garda (stock image)

“EOD team were alerted and attended the scene. The device was deemed non-viable. Investigations are ongoing.”

The Army carried out some 130 operations to assist An Garda Síochána and the Prison Service in everything from bomb disposal call outs to cash and prisoner escorts last year.

The details are contained in the Defence Forces Year in Review, which outlines activities both at home and overseas.

The year before was even busier, with the Army conducting more than 195 ‘Aid to the Civil Power Operations’ in support of An Garda Síochána involving Explosive Ordnance Disposal (Bomb Squad) call outs, prisoner escorts, explosive escorts, major cash escorts and search operations.

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