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Man charged after attempted car hijacking with knife in Cork city

A woman was sitting in her car when she was approached by a man armed with a knife.

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A MAN HAS been arrested and charged after allegedly attempting to hijack a car in Cork city.

Gardaí arrested a man in his 30s during a search of a house by the Armed Support Unit and uniform gardaí in the city yesterday morning.

The search followed an investigation by detectives in Watercourse Road after the hijacking incident on 9 June.

A woman was sitting in her car on Reforge Road shortly before midnight on 9 June when she was approached by a man armed with a knife.

“The woman got out of the car and took the car keys with her. The man then got into the car but was unable to start it,” gardaí said in a statement.

“The man threatened the woman again and demanded she hand over the keys. At this stage the man dropped the knife and took off running.”

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The knife was recovered later at the scene.

The man arrested yesterday was detained at Mayfield Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

He was charged and appeared at Cork City District Court this morning.

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