Shot fired after stand-off with Gardai
Man in his 20s arrested following stand-off with gardai
A man has been arrested after threatening passers-by with a gun and a bomb in a Coolock street in the early hours of the morning.
One shot was fired during the stand-off with gardai before the man was overpowered at around 2.45am
Residents on Greencastle Road told Independent.ie / the Herald of hearing gardai try to persuade the man to drop his weapon.
"It was around half two in the morning when we were woken up by shouting," said one woman.
"All we could hear was 'put down the gun, put down the gun' being said over and over again. I couldn't see who was shouting it because they were further up the street, but I could see the man they were shouting at, he was outside our house," she added.
Another neighbour said he then saw gardai tackle the man to the ground.
Sources said gardai got a call from a local resident saying the man was on the street and claiming he had a gun and a bomb.
Gardai confirmed that armed members attended the scene and one shot was fired by them during the incident.
The bullet went through the windscreen of an innocent resident's car that was parked on the street but there were no reports of injuries.
Gardai sealed off the scene at the junction of Greencastle Road and Barryscourt Road and a forensic examination of the area was conducted this morning.
A single bullet hole could be seen in the windscreen of the black Toyota Corolla.
The matter was notified to the Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission as a matter of protocol but is being investigated by gardai.
The man who was arrested is a local in his 20's. A replica gun was recovered at the scene.