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Suspect device found at Dublin mail sorting centre deemed not viable

The alarm was raised in the early hours of the morning.

Dublin Mails Centre
Dublin Mails Centre
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A SUSPECT DEVICE found at the Dublin Mails Centre has been deemed not viable.

An army bomb disposal team was dispatched to the Dublin 12 sorting centre after staff alerted gardaí to a suspicious package at 3:45am this morning.

Sources indicate staff were evacuated from the building shortly before the bomb disposal unit arrived.

Initial field tests concluded that the substance contained in the device was not hazardous and the scene was declared safe at 8am, a spokesperson for the Defence Forces said.

Investigations are ongoing and no arrests have been made.

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