BREAKING: People evacuated as bomb squad investigates suspicious device in Maynooth

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BREAKING: People evacuated as bomb squad investigates suspicious device in Maynooth
12:00 Wednesday 20th of June 2018

A number of people have been evacuated following a security alert at a business park in Maynooth this morning.

The Army Bomb Squad are now at the scene after being given a Garda motorcycle escort to the scene.

It's believed a suspicious device was found in a premises and workers have been evacuated as a precaution.

Social media users have posted photos from the scene.

The Bomb Squad's remote controlled robot can be seen entering a building.

The Garda Press Office said: “Gardai are at the scene of a security alert in a business park in Maynooth, Co Kildare."

“A number of people have been evacuated as a safety precaution.”

The device is understood to have been found in an Ulster Bank office.

Several Garda vehicles are at the scene.

A cordon has been set up to keep the public a safe distance away.

Photos: Thornsten Recker

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