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Convicted criminal climbed on roof of Mountjoy Prison and stripped naked

The incident happened yesterday afternoon.

Image: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

A CONVICTED ARMED robber climbed on top of Mountjoy Prison yesterday afternoon and proceeded to strip completely naked when he could not find a package which was allegedly thrown onto the roof.

The man (23) got onto the roof shortly after 3pm yesterday in the north Dublin campus. Sources told TheJournal.ie that the man was looking for a package which was supposed to have been thrown on top of the roof. However, when he could not find it, he decided to strip naked.

Trained negotiators managed to speak with the prisoner and he was brought down to safety a little over an hour since he climbed the building.

The Irish Prison Service confirmed that an investigation is ongoing into the incident but a spokesman for the IPS said he commended the great work of the trained officers who managed to bring the prisoner to safety.

The stripping convict now faces the prospect of losing a number of privileges.

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