Earlier today, following a request from An Garda Síochána, an Army Bomb Disposal Team was tasked to investigate a suspect substance at the Department of Health on Baggot Street, where they arrived on scene at 12.20pm.
On arrival a cordon was established and the area cleared for the duration of the operation. An envelope containing a powder was inspected on site and deemed non-hazardous by technicians. It was then handed over to An Garda Síochána for further examination. The scene was declared safe and the team departed at 2.30pm.
Should members of the public encounter suspicious items, or potentially hazardous substances, they are advised to maintain a safe distance and inform An Garda Síochána.
The Defence 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: Monday 4th March 2019
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