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Explosive device rendered safe in Dublin college campus

The device was rendered safe in situ at Blanchardstown IT remotely without the need for a controlled explosion.

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AN ARMY BOMB Disposal Team rendered safe a viable Improvised Explosive Device (IED) on the grounds of Blanchardstown IT, Dublin this morning.

The Defence Forces deployed the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team in response to a request from the Gardaí after the IED was found on the IT campus, near an ATM machine. The team arrived on scene at 10.40am and a cordon was put in place for public safety. Some nearby buildings also had to be evacuated as a precaution.

The device was rendered safe in situ remotely without the need for a controlled explosion and was then moved to a secure military location for further technical examination and testing. The scene was declared safe at 11.35am.

The device has now been confirmed as a viable IED following further testing and it’s remains will be handed over to the Gardaí to assist in their investigations.

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