Viable pipe bomb brought to Cork garda station 'could have killed or injured'

A spokesperson for the Army Bomb Disposal unit has said a viable pipe bomb brought into a Cork city garda station this morning could have seriously injured or killed someone had it detonated.

The device was made safe after a man brought to Togher garda station in a pram shortly after 10am today.

The man said he found it to the rear of his house in the nearby suburb of Ballyphehane.

The garda station was evacuated while the Army Bomb Disposal team made their way to the scene.

The device was made safe and experts have confirmed it was a viable pipe bomb.

Gardaí do not believe the man who found the pipe bomb was the intended target of the attack.

They are investigating whether it is linked to a petrol bomb attack on a house in Blackwater Grove in Togher late last Friday night.

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