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Man arrested over violence at Beaumont's Emergency Department

A witness says the man was pepper-sprayed by gardaí.

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A MAN IN his 40s was arrested at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin early this morning.

Gardaí were called to the hospital’s emergency department and arrested the man at about 1am for public order offences.

A witness told TheJournal.ie the man became violent and gardaí had to use pepper spray to subdue him.

“It was very frightening as I among other elderly patients saw him being restrained,” the person told us.

A spokesperson for Beaumont Hospital confirmed that “an incident took place … which required intervention by the hospital security and the gardaí to resolve”.

“No patients were harmed during the incident which was resolved quickly to minimise disruption,” they added.

The man is due to appear before court two at the Criminal Courts of Justice this morning.

Comments are closed as the case is before the courts.

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