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Houses In Kildare Evacuated After Postman Spotted Suspect 'Explosive Device'

By Sarah

February 17, 2017 at 12:49pm

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Several houses in Rathangan, County Kildare were evacuated this at roughly 9am this morning after a suspected bomb was spotted by a postman outside of a premises.

Gardaí and the bomb squad rushed to the discovery of the device, with local Rathangan man, Dermot O'Shea, describing to Kildare Now "a sense of shock in the area".

A Garda spokesman said: 

"Gardaí are currently at the scene of an incident, believed to involve an explosive device, on Bridge Street outside a premises in Rathangan, County Kildare. Army EOD have been contacted and are en route. A number of houses have been evacuated in the area, no further information at the moment."

The device was ultimately deemed safe - and turned out to be a "pin" from a tractor tow bar, according to Gardaí.

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