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Bomb Scare at Israeli Embassy in Dublin, False Alarm

An army bomb-disposal team was called to investigate a suspicious device found at the Israeli embassy in Dublin in a false alarm on Tuesday.
By Rachel Hirshfeld
First Publish: 8/21/2012, 3:12 PM

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An army bomb-disposal team was called to investigate a suspicious device found at the Israeli embassy in Dublin on Tuesday. After an investigation, it was determined that the incident has been a false alarm, police said.  

Irish police and defense forces said the eight-storey building, which is mostly empty apart from the embassy, was partly evacuated while the bomb-disposal team investigated the device for around an hour, Reuters reported.

A police officer at the scene told Reuters that it was a false alarm after the team left the building.

Israel's Foreign Ministry said work in the embassy had returned to normal.

"A package attracted the attention of the staff and it was inspected but turned out that it was nothing out of the ordinary," a spokeswoman in Jerusalem said.