Ireland’s Department of Health office in Dublin evacuated after suspicious package discovered
The package was discovered shortly after 1pm local time, according to Irish media. The building was evacuated soon after, with police and army bomb disposal experts called to the scene.
Footage shared online showed emergency vehicles parked outside the building.
The fire service said its hazmat team was present "as a precaution."
Firefighters from Donnybrook and Tara St fire stations are currently attending an incident on Lower Baggot Street. Our HazMat unit is attending as a precaution. Traffic restrictions in place #Dublin#fire#traffic@DCCTraffic@aaroadwatchpic.twitter.com/IFdHrwDxdy— Dublin Fire Brigade (@DubFireBrigade) August 25, 2020
"Nothing suspicious was uncovered at the scene," a police spokesperson later said. "Garda enquiries into the source of the package are continuing.”
Last year the building was evacuated after an envelope of white powder was mailed to the department. The substance was later deemed non-hazardous.
Scenes from Baggot Street as defence forces etc deal with a suspicious package delivered to the Dept of Health. Armed army members and the bomb disposal personnel also here pic.twitter.com/KzE3G4nUoy— Cáit Caden (@AreYou_Caden_Me) August 25, 2020
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