Homes on Cork's northside evacuated as suspect device found

A cordon was put in place by Gardaí and Army EOD were notified.
Homes on Cork's northside evacuated as suspect device found

A Garda spokesperson told The Echo: "Shortly after 8pm on Tuesday 4th January, 2022 Gardaí were called to a residential area in Mayfield, Cork following reports of a suspicious device."

Homes in the Mayfield area were evacuated yesterday evening following the discovery of a suspicious device.

However, the device was found not the be viable a short time later when examined by experts.

A Garda spokesperson told The Echo: "Shortly after 8pm on Tuesday 4th January, 2022 Gardaí were called to a residential area in Mayfield, Cork following reports of a suspicious device. 

"A cordon was put in place by Gardaí and Army EOD were notified. 

"A number of nearby houses were evacuated. 

"The device was examined and deemed not viable a short time later and the cordon was lifted. 

"Investigations are ongoing."

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