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Hoax device discovered in garden causes bomb scare in Dublin

The incident unfolded late last night.

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A DEVICE THAT caused a bomb scare in Dublin last night was declared a hoax.

Gardaí are investigating the incident.

The device was discovered at around 9.30pm in the garden of a home in Whitestown Park, Mulhuddart. Gardaí were called to the scene and put a safety cordon in place.

The army bomb disposal team was called and the device was deemed not viable.

No arrests were made and an investigation is underway.

In a statement this morning, the Defence Forces said:

Last night, An Garda Síochána requested the assistance of the Army Bomb Disposal Team after a suspect device was found in a residential part of Mulhuddart, Dublin. On inspection the device was declared a hoax.

They added:

All items of an evidential nature have been handed over to An Garda Síochána for forensic analysis.

It’s understood some homes were evacuated while the device was examined.

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