Tuesday 20 February 2018

Knifeman attempts to hijack car outside Dublin doctor's surgery

Garda armed support unit Stock picture
Garda armed support unit Stock picture
Cathal McMahon

Cathal McMahon

A man has been arrested after the incident in West Dublin this afternoon.

Gardai in Lucan say they are investigating the incident that occurred outside a doctor's surgery on Hillcrest Rd, Lucan at approximately 1pm.

Independent.ie has learned that a man (30s), armed with a knife, attempted hijack a car.

A garda spokesman said the male "approached a woman in a car, threatened her with a knife and took the keys to her car".

She was not injured.

The male left the scene with the keys and was arrested a short distance away by armed gardaí.

He is currently detained under the provisions of Section 4 of The Criminal Act 1984 at Ronanstown Garda Station.

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