Houses evacuated after suspected improvised device thrown at house in Drogheda

Houses evacuated after suspected improvised device thrown at house in Drogheda

Update 2.20pm: People have been evacuated from a number of houses in Drogheda, county Louth after a suspected improvised device was thrown at a house in a large housing estate.

It is understood the device was thrown at the front door of the house in the Rathmullen Estate around 11.30 this morning but it did not go off.

There were people in the house but Gardai say no one was injured.

The area is cordoned off and Gardai are awaiting the arrival of the army bomb disposal team .

The house in question is on the corner of a street and around 10 nearby houses have been evacuated.

At this stage the incident is not believed to be linked to the ongoing feud between criminal gangs.

Bomb disposal team called after suspected improvised device thrown at house in Drogheda

Earlier: The army bomb disposal team has been called in by gardaí in Drogheda after a suspected improvised device was thrown at a house.

There were people in the house but gardaí say no one was injured.

It is understood the device was thrown at the front door of the house in the Rathmullen Park estate around 11.30am this morning but did not go off.

Gardaí confirmed the area is cordoned off and they are awaiting the army EOD .

It is not believed to be linked to the ongoing feud between criminal gangs.

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