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Tuesday 22 October 2019

Man (40s) dies from gunshot wound after stand-off with gardaí at farm

 

Gardai pictured at Dineen Factories near Woolfhill, Co. Laois.
Gardai pictured at Dineen Factories near Woolfhill, Co. Laois.
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Laura Lynott

Laura Lynott

A man in his 40s has died from a gunshot wound after his wife and son fled a house in rural Co Laois after a suspected domestic assault.

The man died after gardaí surrounded the rural farmhouse in Wolfhill, near the Laois-Kildare border, at around 3pm yesterday. He was alone in the property at the time of his death.

It is understood a family member alerted officers to the emergency situation.

Gardaí requested a media blackout at the time of the incident but last night revealed the man inside the house had died.

Gardai pictured at Dineen Factories near Woolfhill, Co. Laois.
Gardai pictured at Dineen Factories near Woolfhill, Co. Laois.

They said no one was being sought in relation to the death.

While gardaí did not fire any shots during the incident, the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission was notified.

This is the protocol if a member of the public dies during an interaction with gardaí.

Irish Independent

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