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Ireland Wheatfield Prison in Dublin put on high alert after bomb threat

22:40  13 february  2020
22:40  13 february  2020 Source:   msn.com

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A prison is on high alert after a caller rang in a bomb threat earlier today.

Gardai are hunting for the culprit after a call was made to Wheatfield Prison in Clondalkin, Dublin on Thursday.

a close up of electronics: Wheatfield Prison, Dublin © Provided by Irish Mirror Wheatfield Prison, Dublin

It's understood someone rang in and threatened to "blow up" the prison, Dublin Live reports.

Gardai were contacted immediately and a team is now investigating whether there was any substance to the threat.

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A spokesperson for the Irish Prison Service confirmed the incident occurred, adding that gardai are now looking for the perpetrator.

They said: "The Irish Prison Service can confirm it received a phone message today 13/02/2020 by somebody claiming they were going to blow up Wheatfield Prison.

"An Garda Síochána were notified immediately and the situation is currently being investigated."

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