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Sunday 20 April 2014

Man involved in standoff with gardai in Dublin dies of gunshot wound

Scene of the stand off involving an armed man and gardai in Windy Arbour, Dublin
Scene of the stand off involving an armed man and gardai in Windy Arbour, Dublin

THE man who was involved in a standoff with gardai in Dublin last night has died in hospital.

Officers were alerted at 3.30pm yesterday to reports that a man had been shot outside a house at Farrenboley Park in Windy Arbour, Dundrum, on the southside of Dublin.

The man was found sitting in a car and was bleeding from a head wound.

Gardai said he had threatened to fire the weapon again and trained negotiators were drafted in to talk to him as armed officers remained on standby.

After almost two hours the man, who was in his early 40s, agreed to hand over the gun and was brought to St James's Hospital.

During the incident, nearby roads were cordoned off. Hours later gardai removed a car.

One officer said last night: "This man did not threaten to harm anybody, except himself, and the incident was handled through discussion, which resulted in a successful outcome."

Ken Foy

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