Bomb disposal squad called in after explosive device found in Leixlip
The Irish Defence Forces have reported that the Army Bomb Disposal Team was deployed last night to deal with an explosive device in Leixlip, Co. Kildare.
A tweet from the IDF described the bomb as a "viable improvised explosive device". The team worked to render the explosive device safe across last night and this morning.
Safety was declared shortly after midnight on Tuesday morning, according to the tweet from the IDF.
Army Bomb Disposal Team rendered safe a viable Improvised Explosive Device in Leixlip. Scene safe at 12.05am pic.twitter.com/eHL1gXFvBQ
— Óglaigh na hÉireann (@defenceforces) August 16, 2016
— RiskMap (@riskmap_) August 16, 2016
The material will now be forensically examined by Gardaí as part of their investigation.