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Dublin: 11 °C Tuesday 14 July, 2020

Man arrested after threatening Irish Water worker with 'imitation' gun

No one was injured in the incident.

(File photo) Irish Water employee
(File photo) Irish Water employee
Image: Colm Mahady/Fennells

Updated 11.20pm

A MAN IN his 20s was arrested yesterday after he pulled an imitation gun on an Irish Water employee.

The Irish Water worker was attempting to install a water meter in Emmet Square on the Rock Road in Blackrock, County Dublin.

Water meter installation 

The man was said to be shook after the threatening incident.

Gardaí arrested the man at the scene and he was brought to Blackrock Garda Station for questioning. There were no injuries in the altercation.

Gardaí confirmed that the man was released without charge last night and a file has been sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

First published 8.52am

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