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Man arrested and gun seized after chase through housing estates in Limerick

A suspected firearm was also seized by gardaí.

The suspected firearm that was recovered by gardaí.
The suspected firearm that was recovered by gardaí.
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GARDAÍ ARRESTED A man and seized a suspected firearm after a car chase incident overnight.

Shortly before midnight yesterday, uniformed gardaí from Mayorstone Park Garda Station were on patrol when they attempted to stop a car in the Ballynanty area of Limerick.

The car was then driven at high speed through a number of housing estates and a managed containment operation was carried out with the assistance of the Armed Support Unit.

During the operation, an object was thrown from the car and was recovered by gardaí. It was then discovered that the object was a suspected firearm with a number of rounds of ammunition. The suspected firearm will now be sent for analysis.

The driver of the car, a man in his 30s, eventually stopped in the Parteen area of Co Clare and was arrested by gardaí.

The car that was used during the incident was seized and the man was brought to Henry Street Garda Station where he is currently being detained under Section 30 Offences Against the Station Act 1939.

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