Israeli Embassy in Ireland all clear after scare over package

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  • An army bomb disposal unit declares the incident a false alarm, police say
  • Israel's Foreign Ministry calls the incident "nothing" and denies evacuation
An Irish army bomb squad searched the Israeli Embassy in Dublin after a suspicious device was reported Tuesday, but declared the incident a false alarm, police said.
Police said the embassy was evacuated, but Israel's Foreign Ministry said it wasn't.
"Nothing happened. The police took care of some suspicious object I think or something -- I don't know exactly what it was. But at any rate, there was no incident and the embassy wasn't evacuated at any point," Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor said.
A package was investigated and declared to be harmless, the embassy said.