Army Bomb Squad Called To Shannon Airport Following Suspect Device Found In Passenger’s Luggage

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The Army Bomb Squad was called in to Shannon Airport yesterday amid concerns over a suspect device in the luggage of a passenger.

A plane travelling from Kuwait to New York stopped at Shannon Airport and a mobile phone in the luggage of a passenger showed up as suspect during pre-clearance.

The phone was removed to a safe area and the Army EOD team was notified.


The smoking areas of the airport were evacuated for a time, following which the device was declared safe.

Gardaí say the passenger assisted them in their inquiries and has since traveled on to New York.