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Phoenix Park stabbings: Man charged over attacks at concert

Nine people were injured in a series of knife attacks at the Swedish House Mafia concert on Saturday night.

A MAN HAS been charged after nine people were stabbed at the Swedish House Mafia concert in Dublin’s Phoenix Park on Saturday night.

The 23-year-old accused was arrested following incidents at the concert, which was attended by as many as 45,000 people.

Three men were still being treated in hospital yesterday after the attacks. The nine victims were all men in their late teens or early 20s.

The attacks took place between 8.30pm on Saturday night and 1am on Sunday morning. A number of high-profile acts including rappers Snoop Dogg and Tinie Tempah, and electronic musician Calvin Harris, were also performing at the event.

Yesterday concert promoters MCD issued a statement expressing their disappointment that “an individual or very small number of individuals engaged in anti-social behaviour” at the concert.

MCD managing director Denis Desmond said CCTV footage has been handed over to gardaí.

Another major event took place at the same site last night, with Snow Patrol and Florence And The Machine playing to thousands of fans.

The accused man will appear before the Criminal Courts of Justice in Dublin this morning.

Read: MCD issues statement after stabbings at Phoenix Park concert>

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