A man in his 20s was arrested in Dublin this evening after gardaí found him in possession of a suspect device.

Gardaí stopped two men walking through the Cushlawn Estate area of Tallaght.

The men tried to escape, but following a short pursuit, one man was arrested a short distance away. The other man escaped.

When searched at the scene the arrested man was found to be in possession of a suspect device.

Gardaí arrested the man and requested the assistance of the Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal.

Army experts attended the scene and took the device away for further examination.

The arrested man was taken to Tallaght Garda Station.