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Army Bomb Disposal Team Make Safe a Historic Artillery Shell

Thursday, 05th April 2018, 2.15pm - Army Bomb Disposal Team Make Safe And Remove a Historic Artillery Shell from Echlin Street, Co. Dublin

Earlier today, following a request from An Garda Síochána, an Army Bomb Disposal Team made safe and removed a historic artillery shell from a building site in Echlin Street.

The Army Bomb Disposal Team arrived on scene at 11.10am. To ensure public safety the site was evacuated and a cordon was put in place for the duration of the operation. The scene was declared safe at 12pm.

The historic device has now been removed to a secure military installation for further examination.

Should members of the public encounter such munitions they are advised to maintain a safe distance and inform An Garda Síochána.

The Defense Forces Bomb Disposal Teams deal with other types of callouts that would include the destruction of a traditional munitions, such as old grenades found by members of the public, unstable chemicals and suspected devices that are found to be hoaxes.

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Press Release Date: Thursday, 05th April 2018

For Further Information contact:

Press Officer: Comdt. Pat O'Connor

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