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Dublin: 3 °C Monday 27 January, 2020

Suspicious device made safe after being found beside car in Drogheda

The area was evacuated for a period yesterday.

A SUSPICIOUS DEVICE found near a car in Drogheda was made safe last night.

The alarm was raised at 2.40pm yesterday, and gardaí evacuated the area and cordoned off the scene on the Dublin Road.

oznor An Army EOD team member inspecting the device. Source: Joe Callan

An Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team attended the scene and made the device safe.

oznor An aerial view of the scene yesterday. Source: Joe Callan

Both the car and device were removed for a technical and forensic examination by investigating gardaí.

The cordon and local traffic diversions have since been lifted.

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