A garda station in Cork city was evacuated earlier today while an army bomb disposal team made safe a pipe bomb, which was handed in by a member of the public.

The pipe bomb, which was viable, is understood to have been thrown into a house in the Togher area of the city and was discovered by a resident at the rear of his house this morning.

It is believed the man placed the device in a pram and wheeled it to his local garda station.

Gardaí do not believe the man was the intended target of the device.

Gardaí at Togher Garda Station alerted an Army bomb disposal team, who made the device safe.