Man arrested following standoff with armed gardaí in Dublin
A video of the incident has since emerged on social media
Armed gardaí were involved in a tense standoff following an attempted robbery of a west Dublin shop on Wednesday evening.
A video of the incident has since been shared online. It shows an armed garda approaching a Dublin Bus carefully with weapons drawn on a busy road in Castletymon in Tallaght.
A spokesperson for An Garda Siochana said that a man in his late 30s was later arrested and brought to the local garda station for questioning.
"Gardaí are investigating an attempted robbery at a service station in Castletymon, Tallaght on the 5th June 2019 at approximately 6pm.
"A man entered the premises with what was believed to be a screwdriver, he fled the scene empty handed and was arrested nearby.
"The male in his late 30s was detained under section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 at Tallaght Garda station. I investigations are ongoing."