Gangland tensions: Associate of Gary Hutch called gardaí fearing he was under attack from gangsters
Published 11/02/2016 | 02:30
A criminal called emergency services to his West Dublin home fearing he was under attack amid the fallout from the two brutal gangland killings of the past week.
The associate of Gary Hutch sparked a bizarre incident after two men called to his home in Lucan yesterday afternoon.
The man believed the two men were brothers linked to the Kinahan cartel.
He panicked after he observed them calling to his front door.
Fearing the worst, the man made a frantic call to the emergency services saying he expected he was about to come under attack.
Armed gardaí rushed to the home of the man following the call - but at this stage the callers had left.
Two hours later, gardaí had established that the callers to the home were completely innocent and not linked to the Kinahan gang in any way.
Although the incident ultimately came to nothing, it is a sign of the tension in the city at present.
Following the Regency Hotel shootings last Friday afternoon, where criminal David Byrne was murdered, and the gunning down of Eddie Hutch Snr at his home in Ballybough, armed gardaí are on the ground.
High visibility units and Garda checkpoints established over the weekend were not enough to deter the brutal revenge attack on Monday night.