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Man in 'agitated' state arrested at Cork Airport

The man was detained by gardaí and has been taken to Togher Garda Station.

Image: Shutterstock/Jaromir Chalabala

A MAN IN his 20s, described as being in an ‘agitated’ state, has been arrested after an incident at Cork Airport tonight.

It happened at around 7.15pm.

Airport police and local gardaí were called to the scene, and a forecourt area of the airport was closed for a time as officers responded.

An airport source said the incident was dealt with swiftly, and lasted around 15 minutes.

No flights, inbound or outbound, were affected.

A Garda spokesperson confirmed a man had been arrested and taken to Togher Garda Station.

It’s understood he was arrested under the Mental Health Act.

The Irish Times is reporting the man was a Libyan student and trainee pilot in his 20s – and that he became agitated after being told there was no flight to Mecca.

The man remains in custody tonight, gardaí said.

Read: Motorcyclist in his 20s killed in collision with van >

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