Update: 'Viable explosive device' in Galway made safe

The army EOD team have removed what has been deemed to be a viable explosive device from the location.
Update: 'Viable explosive device' in Galway made safe

Gardaí said they requested the assistance of the Army explosive ordinance disposal (EOD) team. File picture: Kieran Clancy

Update 4.50pm: An unexplained device discovered in Tuam this morning has been made safe by the Army EOD team.

The team from Athlone have since left the scene and removed what has been deemed to be a viable explosive device from the location.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who was in the vicinity of Millstream Park or Weir Road in Tuam last night up until 8.30am this morning and who may have information to make contact with them at Tuam Garda Station on (093) 70840.

Anyone who has video footage, including dash cam footage in these areas, which may be of assistance is asked to also contact Tuam Garda Station.

Bomb disposal team called to 'unexplained device' in Galway 

11am: Gardaí in Galway have responded to reports of an unexplained device in the Tuam area this morning.

The surrounding area was sealed off from 8.30am as a precautionary measure. 

A number of nearby homes have also been evacuated.

Gardaí said they requested the assistance of the Army explosive ordinance disposal (EOD) team, who are currently en route to the scene.

As yet there are no reports of any injuries.

Gardaí said no further information is currently available, but they will provide an update on the situation in due course.

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