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Man set his pit bull on gardaí as they tried to search house for drugs

The three detective gardaí were injured in the incident. The man’s been arrested.
May 22nd 2015, 1:42 PM 27,051 75

A MAN SET his pit bull on three gardaí as they tried to search a house in Louth for drugs this morning.

The detective gardaí, from Ardee Station, called to a premises in Termonfeckin at 9am with a search warrant.

The dog was set on the officers – and the man also produced a knife.

The gardaí received leg and arm injuries as a struggle ensued.

They were taken for treatment to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital. However, none of the injuries were life-threatening and all three have since been released.

The man, who is in his 30s, has been arrested – and is being held at Drogheda Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

The house has been sealed off, and a detailed technical examination is being carried out. gardaí say.

Includes reporting from Michelle Hennessy. 

More: Irish police officer praised for his role in record New York heroin seizure

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