Sunday 22 July 2018

Gardai seize firearm from man's backpack near city centre train station

The officer was taken to University College Hospital to be treated for non-life threatening lacerations
The officer was taken to University College Hospital to be treated for non-life threatening lacerations

Sean Nolan

Gardai seized a firearm and some ammunition from a man's backpack in an operation in Limerick city last night.

According to gardai, an intelligence-led operation in the city saw officers stop and search a 25-year-old man near Colbert Station in the city.

The firearm, along with some loose ammunition, was located in a backpack.

The man was arrested at the scene and taken to Roxboro Garda Station where he is currently detained under Section 30, Offences Against the State, Act, 1939/98 as amended.

Gardai say that investigations are ongoing.

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