A member of the Army Bomb Disposal Team in action
An Army Bomb Disposal Team were called out to make safe a suspect Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Dundalk, last night.
The Defence Forces deployed the Army Bomb Disposal Team on request from An Garda Síochána. A cordon was established in the surrounding area and a number of properties were evacuated during the operation to ensure public safety.
The Bomb Disposal Team arrived on scene at 9.00 pm, carried out an assessment and proceeded to make safe the suspect device. The scene was declared safe at 11.50pm.
The device was removed to a secure military installation for further examination. Material of an evidential nature will be handed over to An Garda Síochána to assist with their investigations.