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Viable device made safe and removed by army bomb squad in Dublin this afternoon

The suspect device was discovered at Botanic Avenue in north Dublin.

The scene this afternoon
The scene this afternoon
Image: Christine Bohan/TheJournal.ie

THE DEFENCE FORCES has made safe a viable device found in Dublin this afternoon. 

Following a request from An Garda Síochána, an Army Bomb Disposal Team was tasked to investigate a suspect device at Botanic Avenue in north Dublin. 

The team arrived at the scene at approximately 1.21pm. 

On arrival, a cordon was established and maintained for the duration of the operation. 

An object was identified, made safe and removed for further examination where it was confirmed to be a viable device. 

The team departed the scene at 3.07pm.

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Members of the public who encounter suspicious items or hazardous substances are advised to maintain a safe distance and inform gardaí. 

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