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Man pulls knife on arresting Gardaí in Post Office

Gardaí attempting to arrest a man in a post office this morning had to “struggle” to overpower him after he produced a knife.

Image: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland, file photo

GARDAÍ WERE INVOLVED in a “struggle” with a man armed with a knife at a suburban post office this morning.

The Garda Press Office has confirmed that gardaí from Blanchardstown Garda Station were attempting to apprehend a man in his late 20s when he produced a knife.

The incident took place at the Hartstown branch of an Post this morning at 11.30am.

A Garda spokesperson told “Gardaí were arresting a man that had outstanding bench warrants when he produced a knife.

“A struggle ensued and he was taken to Blanchardstown Garda Station.”

The man will be detained under the terms of the bench warrants.

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