Bomb squad dispatched and residents evacuated after suspect device thrown at Drogheda home
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Bomb squad dispatched and residents evacuated after suspect device thrown at Drogheda home

THE ARMY’s bomb disposal team have been called to a residence in Drogheda after a suspected improvised device was thrown at a house.

All nearby residents have been evacuated from their homes in Co Louth after the suspected IED was reportedly thrown at a nearby house.

Gardai contacted the bomb disposal experts after being contacted about a suspected device that was thrown at the front down of a house in Drogheda’s Rathmullen Park estate.

Reports suggest the incident occurred at around 11:30am this Monday, March 25th.

The device did not go off and while there were people inside the house at the time, the Gardai has confirmed that no one was injured.

Gardai cordoned off ahead of the arrival of the army’s EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal).

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They are now examining the area.

The incident is not thought to be connected to an ongoing feud involving criminal gangs.

A spokesperson for the garda told the Irish Mirror: "Gardaí are at the scene of an incident at house in Rathmullen Park, Drogheda Co. Louth this morning the 25th of March 2019.

"A suspect device has been located at the house. The scene has been preserved. EOD are en route."