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03rd Nov 2021

Man arrested in Limerick after reports of domestic incident

Ellen Fitzpatrick

He is in custody.

A man in Limerick has been arrested following reports of a domestic incident.

Gardaí say that a man in his 30s had barricaded himself in a house that had access to weapons, which they described as domestic knives and tools.

Receiving a call to a domestic incident on Main Street in Abbeyfeale at around 6.45pm on Tuesday, Gardaí confirmed that there were no firearms involved.

A Garda spokesperson added that the man also threatened self-harm and harm to anyone who was to come into the home.

A Garda spokesperson told “An Garda Siochana implemented our Operational Command protocol.

“An on scene commander was appointed and local Garda negotiators from Limerick, attached to the National Negotiators Unit, attended the scene supported by armed support units from Limerick and Cork.

“At approximately 10pm an intervention was put in place by the armed support unit and the male was arrested for offences contrary to the Criminal Damage Act 1991.”

The man was medically assessed at the scene and then taken to Henry Street Garda station in Limerick and is currently being detained.

Gardaí are continuing to investigate the circumstances that led to the incident and the incident itself.

The scene remained preserved last night but traffic restrictions in the Abbeyfeale area have since been lifted.