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Friday 18 April 2014

Man due to appear before court in relation to gun siege

Gardai at the scene of an incident on the Sligo to Strandhill road in Sligo, yesterday.
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Gardai at the scene of an incident on the Sligo to Strandhill road in Sligo

A man is due to appear before court in relation to a gun siege over the weekend.

The 30-year-old man was arrested by gardai on Saturday afternoon after a 13 hour siege which began after neighbours reported suspicious activity.

The incident occurred at a house on the Strandhill Road, Co Sligo.

When gardai arrived, they noticed a damaged patio door and then saw an armed man inside.

A number of shots were fired at gardai, and hit their patrol car.

Nobody was injured during the incident.

Gardai returned fired then using a less lethal weapon, a shotgun used to fire bean bags.

The man then barricaded himself into the house.

A garda negotiator then arrived in a bid to end the siege and the man agreed to come outside.

The man is due to appear before a special sitting of Sligo District Court later today and is expected to be charged in relation to the incident.

 

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