Limerick homes evacuated over undetonated grenade

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The EOD unit were alerted to a suspect device found in Limerick this Wednesday morning

AN Investigation is underway in Limerick after an undetonated grenade was found in the city during the early hours of this Tuesday.

Shortly after 1.30am this Tuesday morning, homes in the Pennywell area of Limerick city were evacuated following the discovery of a grenade near a home in the city.

After Gardai were notified, the Cork based Explosive Ordinance Disposal team from the Irish Army were deployed to the scene.

Upon arrival, the team found that the grenade had failed to explode.

An immediate cordon was set up and the neighbouring homes were evacuated for safety.

A controlled explosion was carried out and some time after 3.15am, the are was declared safe and residents were allowed to return to their homes.

Gardai in Limerick are now investigating the incident.

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