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Shots fired by armed gardaí during incident in Dublin

Shots fired by armed gardaí during incident in Dublin”

Officers spotted a white Citroen Twingo van and opened fire on the vehicle after it had failed to stop and collided with a garda auto.

A man has been arrested by Gardaí and members of the Special Crime Task Force during an operation in Dublin.

Two men got out of the vehicle and tried to flee the scene in a Kia Sportage auto, but one of them was arrested.

The van was stopped and a firearm and silencer were recovered after a search of the vehicle.

Shots fired by armed gardaí during incident in Dublin

Video footage shows that the weapon was discovered on a footpath in a plastic shopping bag. Officers fired shots during the operation.

A second vehicle that is believed to have been involved in the incident fled the scene, which has been sealed off for forensic tests.

He is detained under Section 30 for the Offences against the State Act, 1939 at Ballyfermot Garda Station. Shots fired at junction of Kylemore Way and Jamestown Rd.



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