Tallaght Garda Station evacuated after 'contents of concern' found in arrested man's bag
Gardaí were quick to clear the premises.
Tallaght Garda Station was evacuated on Friday evening, and closed to the public for a number of hours.
The station was cleared of all inhabitants not long after an arrested man had his possessions searched. A statement from the Garda Press Office read:
'Members of An Garda Síochána on active patrol in the Tallaght area this evening, arrested a male. On arrival back at Tallaght Garda station an initial inspection of a bag in possession of the male has indicated contents of concern.
'As a precaution the Garda Station has been evacuated and the Irish Defence Forces Explosive Ordnance Disposal has been requested. Some road closures in the vicinity of the Garda station are currently in place. An Garda Síochána has no further information at this time.'
UPDATE: A further release from the press office reads:
'Tallaght Garda Station has now reopened to the public and all road closures have been lifted.
'A male in his 30s has been arrested and detained under Section 30 Offences Against the State Act, 1939 at a South Dublin Garda Station. Investigations are ongoing.'
*Main image via Rolling News
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