Bag of replica guns in contractor's van sparks security alert at Mountjoy Prison

There has been a security alert at Mountjoy Prison in Dublin after a bag of replica guns were discovered in a van.

A man in his 50s was visiting the prison in his work as a contractor when the items were found during a routine search.

A number of armed gardaí were sent to the prison and the man was arrested.

He has since been released without charge.

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