Saturday 21 October 2017

Man (41) arrested and sawn off shotgun seized following garda chase 'through a number of gardens'

The firearm and ammunition seized by gardai in Finglas
The firearm and ammunition seized by gardai in Finglas
Cathal McMahon

Cathal McMahon

A man has been arrested and a sawn-off shotgun seized following a dramatic garda chase.

The discovery was made by gardaí attached to the Special Crime Task Force and Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau in the Ballygall area of Finglas.

Gardai said a male was observed acting suspiciously in the area.

"The male fled from gardai and after a chase through a number of gardens a 41-year-old man was arrested."

The suspect was found in possession of a sawn off shotgun (subject to technical examination) and ammunition.

He was arrested and is currently detained under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act 1939, as amended, at Finglas Garda Station.

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