Tuesday 25 July 2017

Security guard rushed to hospital with stab wounds after screwdriver attack

The man was stabbed three times

The attack happened at the Omni Shopping Centre in Santry, Dublin
The attack happened at the Omni Shopping Centre in Santry, Dublin

Ryan Nugent

A SECURITY guard was taken to hospital with stab wounds after a screwdriver attack in the capital this afternoon.

The man, in his 20s, was stabbed three times - twice in the arm and once in the shoulder - in the attack in Santry, shortly after 2.30pm.

The incident took place at the Boots pharmacy in the Omni shopping centre, Santry - with the victim understood to have been involved in an altercation, in an attempt to stop three people who were shoplifting in the pharmacy.

Two of the wounds have been described as "superficial", however, the employee was taken to the Mater Hospital for the third stab wound in the shoulder.

His injuries are not life threatening.

No arrests have been made, though two males and one female are understood to have been involved in the incident.

A spokeswoman for Boots told Independent.ie: "We are assisting gardai with their inquiries regarding an incident that occurred in-store today. As a garda investigation is underway, we are unable to comment further at this time," she said.

Gardai in Santry are appealing for witnesses, though there are no descriptions available at the moment.

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