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Negotiator called to Drogheda Courthouse after prisoner stand-off

Six prisoners barricaded themselves into the holding area of the courthouse and refused to come out.

Police vans outside Drogheda Courthouse this afternoon
Police vans outside Drogheda Courthouse this afternoon
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A GARDA NEGOTIATOR was called to Drogheda Courthouse this afternoon after a stand-off involving a number of prisoners.

Six prisoners barricaded themselves into the holding area in the courthouse just before 1pm today and refused to allow any access to the room.

A trained garda negotiator was brought to the scene.

The men, who were attending the court for separate hearings, did not make any demands or negotiation attempts during the stand-off.

The incident ended at 3.10pm after just over two hours when the men emerged voluntarily from the holding area.

There were no injuries reported in the incident.

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