Gardai have arrested a 40-year-old man after an attempted robbery of the Post Office on Collins Avenue in Dublin this afternoon.
At 3.30pm this afternoon a man entered the Post Office on Collins Avenue and demanded cash.
He was armed with a knife.
He ran off empty handed in the direction of the Swords Road. A garda unit responding to the call arrested the male a short distance away on Swords Road and recovered a knife.
There was no one injured in the incident.
The man is currently detained at Coolock Garda Station under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.