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

The army bomb squad attended the scene


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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