Wednesday 21 March 2018

Garda station in arson attack

A MAN has been arrested over a fire attack on a manned garda station.

The suspect, in his mid-20s, walked into Castlebar garda station, in Co Mayo, at around 4am yesterday and threw a "flamed object", gardai said.

The device was launched at a hatch in the station which was closed at the time. No one was injured.

Two members of the force who were on duty at the time caught the man shortly after he fled.

Castlebar station suffered some smoke damage and has been temporarily closed.

Irish Independent

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