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Garda negotiators called to Galway home after a man barricaded himself inside

The man had a can of petrol with him and he set the house on fire.

Kilconnell, Galway.
Kilconnell, Galway.
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GARDAI IN GALWAY were called to a house in Kilconnell, County Galway on Sunday night after a man barricaded himself inside his home with a can of petrol.

A garda spokesperson confirmed to TheJournal.ie that gardaí in Galway were called to a dispute at the house at 8pm.

It is believed that the dispute was a domestic incident.

Barricaded inside

The man had barricaded himself in his home, with what gardaí believed was a canister of petrol. No one else was in the house at the time.

Gardaí sealed off the area as they tried to get the man to come out. Gardaí, the hostage negotiating team and the Regional Support Unit were at the scene until 4.15am.

It is understood that flames were seen inside the house, when the gardaí burst into the house and detained the man.

No one was injured in the incident.

The man was arrested and is being detained in Ballinasloe Garda Station.

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