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Shoppers and staff rushed out of Dublin shopping centre after bomb scare

A Dublin shopping centre was evacuated on Thursday after a bomb scare.

Gardai received reports of a suspicious device at a shop in the Dun Laoghaire shopping centre at 3.30pm today.

After searches were carried out it was deemed a hoax - Dublin Live reports.

A spokesman said: "Gardai received reports of a suspicious device at a retail premises on the Marine Road in the Dun Laoighre area of Co Dublin at approximately 3:30pm today, Thursday, of September 22, 2022.

"Following a search of the area and further inquiries into the call, the incident was deemed a hoax."

It is understood shoppers and workers were allowed to re enter the shopping centre after gardai discovered it was a hoax.