18/12/2007

Gardaí Tackle Dublin Swordsman

Gardaí officers called to a 'domestic' incident in Dublin ended up tackling a man armed with not one, but two swords.

He was eventually restrained and arrested after the row at his home.

Officers were tasked to attend the incident at a flat complex in Dublin’s north inner city shortly before midnight and found the 38-year-old on the street.

As gardaí tried to restrain the man he lashed out, damaging a garda patrol car.

The Gardaí Press Office said the man was agitated and aggressive and was standing in the street outside Henrietta House, armed with two swords, when officers arrived.

A number of units were called to the scene and gardai attempted to calm the man by talking to him.

“After a short time he was arrested,” gardaí said.

It is understood the incident lasted less than 10 minutes and no-one was injured.

The arrested man was taken to the Bridewell Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

(BMcC)

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