Dublin city centre left at a standstill after US war vet feared firework in bin was a bomb

An incident involving a flower and a firework brought Dublin city centre to a standstill yesterday.

One of the city’s busiest roads was put on lock-down after two tourists from the US, one of whom is war veteran who lost a leg in Afghanistan, spotted an item on a bench inside the grounds of Christ Church Cathedral.

It was a flower wrapped in plastic. The war veteran placed it into a nearby bin.

However, there was then an explosion inside the bin.

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Source: Independent.ie