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‘Safe conclusion’ after man climbed onto roof following stabbing incident

Gardaí were called to the incident on a roof adjacent to DART tracks in Dublin earlier.
Dec 9th 2013, 11:27 PM 43,427 0

Updated at 11.27pm

THE ALL-CLEAR has been given following an incident in Dublin city centre earlier in which a man threatened to jump off the roof of a building in the Gardiner Street area.

The incident followed a stabbing earlier today in Isaac’s Hostel on Frenchman’s Lane. A 35-year-old female sustained a stab wound to the back and was taken to the Mater Hospital. Gardaí said her injuries were “not life threatening” and that they were investigating “all circumstances” surrounding the incident.

Shortly after the stabbing incident a man was spotted on the roof of a nearby building, adjacent to the railway tracks. Rail services were suspended between Connolly Station and Grand Canal Dock as a precaution and garda negotiators were called in to speak to the man.

Two units of the fire service, including one truck with a turntable ladder, attended the scene after a request from gardaí. A garda spokesperson described it as a “delicate situation”.

Gardaí confirmed shortly before 5pm that the operation had been wrapped up and the incident brought to a “safe conclusion”.

The man was escorted from the scene by emergency services.

Additional reporting, Daragh Brophy

Originally posted at 5.05pm

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