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Investigation after hand grenade found on waste ground in Dundalk

Gardaí were alerted to the grenade this afternoon.

GARDAÍ ARE INVESTIGATING after a hand grenade was found in Dundalk.

The device was discovered on waste ground in the O’Hanlon Park area this afternoon and was made safe by an army bomb disposal team this evening.

The Defence Forces deployed the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team to an area of waste ground to deal with the munition following a request from gardaí.

A cordon and road closures were put in place for public safety.

The grenade was made safe at the scene. It was then removed to a secure military location and destroyed by controlled explosion.

Evidence was handed over to the Gardaí to assist them with their investigations.

The Defence Forces said the scene was declared safe at 7.30pm.

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