Saturday 25 March 2017

Luas security guard stabbed after coming to man's aid who was knifed in attack

5/4/15 Gardai investigate a stabbing incident at Miltown luas stop in Dublin. Picture:Arthur Carron
5/4/15 Gardai investigate a stabbing incident at Miltown luas stop in Dublin. Picture:Arthur Carron
5/4/15 Gardai investigate a stabbing incident at Miltown luas stop in Dublin. Picture:Arthur Carron
5/4/15 Gardai investigate a stabbing incident at Miltown luas stop in Dublin. Picture:Arthur Carron
Two Luas security guards stabbed after coming to man's aid who was knifed in attack

Robin Schiller and Adam Cullen

TWO Luas security workers and a man they attempted to rescue from assailants were all hospitalised after being viciously stabbed on the green line in Dublin.

The attack happened shortly before 8pm last night as two Special Task Team (STT) personnel tried to intervene in a fight between three young men at the Milltown stop.

The security men were working on the Luas line when they noticed two men confront another male.

They approached the group, believing it was a harmless argument among a group of friends.

5/4/15 Gardai investigate a stabbing incident at Miltown luas stop in Dublin. Picture:Arthur Carron
5/4/15 Gardai investigate a stabbing incident at Miltown luas stop in Dublin. Picture:Arthur Carron

However it soon became apparent that the young man was being stabbed by his two assailants. He was stabbed to his neck, back and leg.

As the Luas security men attempted to intervene, they were also set upon by the two thugs, who produced a can of pepper spray.

The two STT workers then sprayed in the face, leaving them temporarily blinded.

One of the attackers then lunged at a security guard, stabbing him in the leg.

The worker who was stabbed in the leg is 28-years-old, while his colleague is 30.

A source described how the wounds of young man, who was initially being stabbed, were “very serious looking”, but the two STT guards managed to subdue the assailants.

They then held the men until gardai arrived on the scene, who subsequently arrested the attackers.

Gardai preserved the scene to conduct forensic examinations.

The STT workers and the other victim, who was described as having serious but non-life threatening injuries, were transferred to St Vincent’s University Hospital.

A source told the Herald how workers are regularly the targets of a gang of youths on the green line with sinister threats being made on a regular basis.

As well as being told they will be stabbed by the gang, missiles are also frequently launched at security guards as they operate the Milltown area.

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