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Man due in court after allegedly driving car into garda station and setting it on fire

The man was arrested at the scene.

Updated 4.54pm

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A MAN IS due to appear in court this evening in connection with an incident in which a car was driven at the front of Monaghan Garda Station and then set alight.

The incident happened shortly before 7pm yesterday evening. The vehicle broke through the barrier at the front of the station before being on fire.

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A man in his early-40s was arrested at the scene and taken to Carrickmacross Garda Station for questioning. No one was hurt in the course of the incident although the building sustained smoke damage.

This evening gardaí said the man who was arrested will appear before a special sitting of Virginia District Court. The garda station, which closed following the incident, has reopened to the public.

- With reporting by Michelle Hennessy.

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