A passer-by alerted gardaí about a suspect package on the street outside EBS bank at around 7.30am.
An army bomb disposal unit has been sent to the scene.
And from the Irish Times:
Garda Inspector Denis Joyce of the South Donegal Division said a member of the public raised the alarm at 7.00am today.
A large area around the discovery was evacuated within two hours.
Inspector Joyce said no claim of responsibility has been received. He said gardaí are keeping an open mind about the incident.OceanFM says the package was taken by the bomb squad to Finner:
The suspicious device found in the centre of Donegal town has been removed for further examination. The potential pipe-bomb was found propped up against the EBS building on the Main Street early this morning.
The Army Bomb Disposal Unit has taken it to Finner Camp outside Ballyshannon. It's not yet known if its viable or not.
Anyone got any updates?
Update: Pic from Christina out her window:
And a quote from her flickr page:
bomb scare on the main street. sources (folks hanging out of their shop windows) say that there is an incendiary device in Billy Johnston's. Uproar as Bomb squad is not due to arrive until 1pm (almost 6 hours after it was reported).
Update 2: More pics from IrishCentral.com:
The most sinister aspect of this incident is the fact that the device was planted in a doorway on the town’s Main Street just 100 meters from the local St. Patrick’s Church where Mass-goers would normally have being coming and going at that time of the day. Furthermore it was within 400 meters of the main national schools in the town.
Update 3: Contact the Gardi in Donegal Town if you saw or think you saw anything:
Garda Insp Denis Joyce, the senior officer present, said a description of the device indicated it had the appearance of a pipe bomb, and this was enough to raise an immediate security alert.
“I would ask for anyone in that vicinity of Donegal town, who may have seen anything suspicious between the hours of 5pm on Thursday and 7am on Friday morning, to contact gardaí in Donegal town on 074 9740190,” he said. “I would also like to thank local Donegal town businesses and visitors for their patience and co-operation during the alert.”