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Hostage situation at south Dublin house ends after woman released unharmed

The man who allegedly held her hostage has left the house this afternoon.

GARDAÍ IN CABINTEELY were called to a house in Ballyogan Green, Dublin 18, today after a woman in her 30s was held hostage by a man in his 40s.

A number of garda units, including negotiators, attended the scene from around 11.20am this morning.

The woman left the house unharmed after a short period of time.

A statement from gardaí said negotiators were in constant contact with the man, who eventually left the house at around 3.30pm.

He was then taken to hospital for treatment.

A replica firearm was recovered from the house.

Gardaí requested a unit of the Defence Forces bomb squad to attend the scene as a precaution.

Pictures from the scene have been shared on social media. In one, seen by TheJournal.ie, armed police can be seen looking into the garden of the house.

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Local Sinn Féin councillor Chris Curran welcomed the peaceful end to the incident.

He said: “This type of thing is not the norm in this area and so I am particularly happy to see the community rallying round, looking after each other and ensuring that the gardaí and the army were able to do their jobs without interference.”

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