August 21st, 2012
07:28 AM ET

False alarm declared in Dublin bomb scare

[Updated at 8:40 a.m. ET] An Irish army bomb squad searched the Israeli Embassy in Dublin after a suspicious device was reported Tuesday, but declared the incident a false alarm, police said.

Police said the embassy was evacuated, but Israel's Foreign Ministry said it wasn't.

[Posted at 7:28 a.m. ET] Israel's embassy in Ireland contacted police about a suspicious device at the diplomatic mission in Dublin, Irish police said Tuesday.

An Irish Army bomb disposal team is at the scene, police said.

The embassy had been evacuated, a police spokesman said.


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  1. Sinfully Yours

    So, someone walks into the embassy carrying a potato with a red and green wire hanging out of it and everyone panics...

    August 21, 2012 at 7:36 am | Report abuse |
  2. gee

    Wonder who Singully Yours is. That's a real tuff one.

    August 21, 2012 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
    • Sinfully Yours

      I could tell you, but then..I'd have to detonate this here baked potato. And I don't want to have to damage my lunch. 😛

      August 21, 2012 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    good morning all.
    What you folks would not get from our MS media are news like;
    " violent terrorist attacks by Israeli settlers against Palestinians have increased by 150% since 2009" And the US State Dept has now been compelled (albeit shaking in its boots) to call them acts of terrorism.
    Just on Friday a 17 year old was lunched by Israeli youths in Jerusalem and a fire bomb injured 6.

    August 21, 2012 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Good morning, saywhat.
      Terrorism is terrorism, no matter who is doing the terrorizing...
      In this case, it was *against* the Israeli's...
      Not a lot of info here.

      August 21, 2012 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Thinke23

      Saywhat... As long as the Palestinians are willing the war against Israe lto continue it means that they're happy with the results (including the settlements and everything else you love to complain about).

      August 23, 2012 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    Not a lot of info here...

    Hold the chives.

    August 21, 2012 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    Info kept away from us generally uninformed folks by design.

    August 21, 2012 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |