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Gardaí arrest man in relation to 2013 attempted gym murder by balaclava-clad gunman

The 33-year-old man is currently being questioned by gardaí.

Tullamore Garda Station
Tullamore Garda Station
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GARDAÍ HAVE ARRESTED a man in relation to the attempted murder at a Tullamore gym in 2013.

A man, dressed in military-style camouflage gear and a balaclava entered the Offaly gym and attempted to shoot a man who was exercising at the time.

Gardaí have said this afternoon that they have arrested a 33-year-old man in relation to the incident.

He is being held at Tullamore garda station under Section 30 of the offences against the state act. This means he can be held for questioning for 48 hours before he must be charged or released.

A garda spokesman said: “Once inside he attempted to fire a number of shots at another man. When the gun failed to discharge he fled the scene. The man made his escape in a car that was later found burnt out at a nearby cemetery. No one was injured during the incident.

“During an operation in Tullamore this morning, a 33-year-old man was arrested by gardaí as part of the investigation. The investigation is ongoing and further updates will follow.”

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