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Garda station shut down after bag of powder presented to gardaí

The incident took place at Kells Garda Station on Saturday.

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A GARDA STATION in Meath was sealed off at the weekend after a member of the public presented at the station with a suspicious package.

The incident unfolded on Saturday morning at Kells Garda Station.

A member of the public is understood to have found a package of powder, and brought it to the station.

Reports in three newspapers suggest that he and members of his family had felt ill after coming into contact with the package.

An emergency response to the incident was put in place, and the army bomb disposal team called to the scene.

The powder was later found to be non-toxic, and the scene declared safe by 7.30pm.

Anything of an evidential nature was handed over to gardaí by the EOD suit.

No arrests have been made.

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