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Thursday 23 November 2017

Gun-toting man in stand-off with Waterford gardai reporters

A man is being held in Waterford Garda station after an armed stand-off with gardaí.

Armed support units had to be called after a man barricaded himself into his apartment building at rush-hour.

Then the man made his way to the roof of the building, waving a gun.

The streets surrounding Penrose Lane, near the city quays ,were cordoned off as gardaí moved residents from nearby houses and apartments..

As the drama unfolded, extra gardaí were drafted in from Wexford and Kilkenny and large numbers of local people gathered close to the scene.

The stand-off came to an end at 11pm and the man was arrested.

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