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Órla Ryan

Gardaí intercept man with suspicious package in Dublin's north inner city

An army bomb disposal team was called in and the package has been removed from the scene.

STORE STREET WAS closed earlier this morning after gardaí intercepted a man carrying bomb-making equipment.

It is understood detectives stopped and searched a suspect they had been following at around 6am near Store Steet garda station.

The bag he was carrying contained a suspected explosive substance and an army bomb disposal team was called in.

The road was closed off and members of the Defence Forces removed what they described as “component parts of an improvised explosive device” for examination.

The man, who is in his early 50s, was arrested and is being held at Irishtown garda station.

The area has now reopened to the public and traffic.

- With reporting by Michelle Hennessy and Órla Ryan

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