Wednesday 18 October 2017

Three hospitalised following Luas stab attack

Adam Cullen and Sam Griffin

TWO Luas workers were viciously assaulted last night as they rushed to the aid of a man who was being stabbed on a south Dublin platform.

The security guards were stabbed and pepper-sprayed by two armed thugs.

The incident took place shortly after 8pm on the Green Line service at the Milltown stop.

The security personnel were on the tram when they noticed the men on the platform.

Two men attacked another person and stabbed him a number of times. When the Luas workers came to the victim's aid, they were set upon by the armed men.

One of the security guards suffered deep stab wounds to the leg, and both were attacked with pepper spray.

Despite their injuries, the security guards managed to subdue the men until the gardaí arrived. It is believed the two men were armed with a steak-knife-type blade, kitchen knife and pepper spray. A garda spokesperson confirmed two men had been arrested following the incident.

The two security guards were rushed to hospital while another man, believed to be one of the assailants, was also hospitalised after sustaining injuries.

None of the injuries were life-threatening.

The other arrested man was taken to Rathmines Garda Station where he was being held for questioning under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

Rathmines gardaí are investigating and have appealed for anyone with information to come forward and assist them.

The Green Line Luas service was suspended for a time and the platform at Milltown sealed off for a forensic examination.

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