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Dog dies after garda firearm discharged during house search

Gardaí were attacked by a dog inside a house where they were carrying out a search under a warrant.

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A DOG HAS died after a garda firearm was discharged during a search of a house in Dublin today.

Gardaí were attacked by a dog inside a house where they were carrying out a search under a warrant.

The dog received vetinary treatment but did not survive its injuries.

The Coolock Detective Unit and the DMR Armed Support Unit were searching a house in Coburg Place, Dublin 1.

They discovered “a quantity of controlled drugs with an approximate street value of €5,000″.

A man, 40s, was arrested and is currently detained at Coolock Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act (1984).

In a statement, the gardaí said: “During the operation an official firearm was discharged when Gardaí were attacked by a dog inside the house. The dog received veterinary treatment but didn’t survive the injuries sustained.”

“Scenes of Crime Unit have attended the premises to carry out an examination,” gardaí said.

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“As an official firearm was discharged the incident has been notified to the Garda Síochana Ombudsman Commission.

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission  (GSOC) confirmed to TheJournal.ie that it “has received notification of a firearm discharge close to Five Lamps in Dublin involving a Garda incident”.

“Further information is awaited from the Garda Síochána,” GSOC said.

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