Hundreds of shoppers were evacuated from IKEA in Dublin this afternoon.
Shoppers in Ballymun took to Twitter to say that they had been told to leave, with reports that there was a smell of burning.
Ikea Dublin evacuated this afternoon! Lucky escape - I hadn't bought anything yet! pic.twitter.com/8MHrBngVk6— Martin Minnock (@MartinMinnock) July 24, 2016
Just when you find a parking spot at #ikeadublin then about to walk in and the place is being evacuated😑— joy thompson (@joyythompson) July 24, 2016
There were reports of a technical problem with the building.
Just been evacuated from IKEA due to 'technical difficulties on the premises'. Smell of burning in the air pic.twitter.com/T3lM9hLyct— Lauren Murphy (@laurenmurphy_) July 24, 2016
Shortly afterwards, people were told that they can return to the store and that it was a false alarm.
#ikeadublin few panic is over. Store to reopen in 5 minutes— Adrian Smith (@1612ahs) July 24, 2016