Gardaí in Galway have responded to a report of an unexplained device in the Tuam area this morning.
An Garda Síochána requested the assistance of the Army explosive ordinance disposal (EOD) team and they are currently on their way to the scene.
An area was sealed off from 8.30am this morning and a number of houses are being evacuated as a precautionary measure.
No one has been injured.
Gardaí said no further information is currently available.
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