Security alert in Drogheda after suspicious device found near parked car 1 year ago

Security alert in Drogheda after suspicious device found near parked car

The affected area was evacuated.

- Update: Sunday 11 November, 9.30pm

The scene at Dublin Road, Drogheda has now been deemed safe.

The suspect device was recovered and made safe by Army EOD.

Both the car and device have been removed for a technical and forensic examination by investigating Gardaí.

The cordon and local traffic diversions have been lifted.

A Garda investigation into the matter is continuing.

- Update ends

A security cordon and traffic diversions are currently in place on the Dublin Road in Drogheda, County Louth at time of writing - Sunday 11 November at 4.45pm.

The cordon and diversions are in place following the discovery of a suspicious device near a parked car.

The alarm was raised at 2.40pm on Sunday afternoon.

As a precautionary measure, Gardaí have evacuated the area and put the official cordon in place.

The Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team have been requested to attend the scene.