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Dublin: 7 °C Friday 13 December, 2019

"False alarm" caused part of Henry Street to be closed and shops evacuated

Gardaí and fire services were on the scene. Fire services have now been stood down.

Updated 6.58pm

PART OF HENRY Street in Dublin was closed by gardaí this evening due to a “false alarm” over a possible suspect device.

image (2) Source: Emma Loftus

Several shops were cleared of customers and staff by gardaí and a number of fire engines were on the scene.

In the last few minutes, gardaí said that the alert is over and that a “false alarm” had led to the incident.

There is no device on the scene, a garda spokesperson said.

Some of the shops have reopened, but gardaí are still on the scene.

A Dublin Fire Brigade spokesperson said that the fire service had been stood down by gardaí and the situation was in the hands of An Garda Siochána.

River Island and some shops nearby were closed by gardaí. These lie towards the Liffey St end of Henry St.

Bx1M9FUCYAA5a0q Source: Gráinne Gallogly

The Garda press office said earlier it was aware of the situation, but could not at that point clarify the reason for the closures.

Dublin Fire Brigade had described it as an ongoing situation.

image (3) Source: Emma Loftus

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