Tuesday 26 September 2017

Man arrested after violent rampage outside Dublin flats caught on camera

Exclusive: Video shows horror attack this morning

Cathal McMahon

Cathal McMahon

A man has been arrested after several people were assaulted during an unprovoked attack outside a West Dublin flat complex this morning.

The incident was caught on camera and footage shows the topless male approaching another man at Waterville Terrace in Blanchardstown and punching him.

The victim, who is carrying what appears to be a vacuum cleaner, falls against a car. He gets up and is seen coming face to face with the assailant before a group of people try to intervene.

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The assailant attacks a man carrying what appears to be a vacuum cleaner

However, the attacker then turns his attention to the four people and hits one man before chasing them through a car park.

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A group of people attempt to intervene and the assailant turns his attention to them

A further violent tussle then takes place with three men attempting to control the assailant.

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A number of men attempt to bring the assailant undercontrol

Eventually the group flee leaving the man alone in the car park where he puts his hands on his knees and appears to be gasping for breath.

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The attacker appears to catch his breath

Gardaí say they were called to a public order incident at the Waterville apartments in Blanchardstown at 11.30am.

A spokesman said: "A man, aged in his 20s, was arrested and detained at Blanchardstown garda station under section four of the criminal justice act."

Independent.ie understands that the suspect is of Eastern European descent.

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