A VIOLENT dispute between neighbours led to a 48-year-old man being arrested with a gun in Crumlin, south Dublin this morning.
When the suspect, who was not previously known for being involved in gun crime, was arrested he had a loaded sawnoff shotgun in his possession.
The local man also had two rounds of ammunition in his pocket and was wearing rubber gloves when arrested at Rutland Grove.
A senior source told the Herald: “This man may be a nobody in terms of organised crime but obviously he was acting with intent last night.
“This was a row which spiralled out of control and could have easily led to someone being shot or seriously hurt.”
A garda spokesman said: “Uniformed gardai, investigating a criminal damage incident at Rutland Grove observed an altercation between a number of males.
“One of the males was arrested when observed, by gardai, to be in possession of a firearm, which was seized.”