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Security guard stabbed in Dublin shopping centre attack

The Boots employee was brought to the Mater Hospital for his injuries.

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A SECURITY MAN at a shopping centre in Dublin was stabbed this afternoon trying to stop a group from shoplifting.

The man was at work in the Boots at the Omni shopping centre in Santry, north Dublin, when the incident unfolded at lunchtime.

The security guard was brought to hospital for his injuries, which are not believed to be life-threatening.

Gardaí in Santry are investigating the incident and are reviewing CCTV footage.

A spokesman said: “The incident occurred at around 2.30pm. Three persons entered the premises and stole a number of items. There was one female and two males involved. A man in his 20s was brought to the Mater Hospital with apparent stab wounds. There have been no arrests and gardaí are appealing for witnesses.”

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