Department of Health evacuated after discovery of ‘suspicious package’

by Rachel Darcy

The Department of Health on Lower Baggot Street has been evacuated this lunchtime, after a suspicious package was discovered.

Videos displaying a heavy Garda presence at the premises have been circulating on social media, with the building evacuated shortly before 1pm this afternoon.

There are reports that a suspicious ‘white powder’ package was discovered at the building, leading to all staff being evacuated at the building at Miesian Plaza on Lower Baggot Street.

In a statement to Dublin Gazette, An Garda Siochana said that Gardai are present at the scene.

“Gardaí are currently at the scene of an incident on Baggot Street Lower. A suspicious parcel was discovered in the Department of Health,” a Garda spokesperson said.

“No further information is available at this time.”

Both sides of Baggot Street outside the building remain closed.

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