Killygordon ‘suspicious package’ believed to be a hoax

Killygordon device

A member of the army bomb disposal team after inspecting a suspect device at the door of a house in the Railway Avenue estate, Killygordon. Picture: Declan Doherty

A ‘suspect package’ discovered outside a house in a Killygordon estate this morning is believed to be a hoax.

Gardai rushed to the scene, at Railway Avenue, at around 11 am this morning following a call from a concerned resident who feared it was a pipe bomb.


The area had been sealed off and a number of houses evacuated.

Specialists from the Defence Forces’ Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) arrived at the scene at around 4 pm.

A man dressed in a protective suit and helmet, assisted by a remote controlled vehicle, inspected the package.

However, he returned a short-time later in civilian clothes and removed the cylindrical shaped item.

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