A NUMBER OF properties were evacuated in Dundalk, Co Louth last night due to the presence of a suspect device.
The Defence Forces deployed the Army Bomb Disposal Team on request from An Garda Síochána. A cordon was established in the surrounding area and a number of properties were evacuated to ensure public safety.
The Bomb Disposal Team arrived at the scene at 9pm, carried out an assessment and proceeded to make the suspect improvised explosive device (IED) safe. The scene was declared safe at 11.50pm.
The device was removed to a secure military installation for further examination. Evidence will be handed over to gardaí to assist with their investigation into the matter.