Friday 18 January 2019

Two arrested, man hospitalised and traffic brought to a standstill in Dublin city centre following stabbing incident

Congestion on the quays following stabbing incident
Congestion on the quays following stabbing incident
Gardaí cordon off Essex Quay after stabbing
(Stock picture)

Amy Molloy and Conor McCrave

Two people were arrested and a man hospitalised following a stabbing incident which brought Dublin city centre to a standstill.

At around 4.40pm on Sunday a man in his late 20s suffered stab wounds following an altercation on Essex Quay.

He was later taken to St James's Hospital. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

A man and woman - both in their 20s - were arrested at the scene.

Traffic at a standstill
Traffic at a standstill

The quays were closed off from O'Connell Bridge up as far as Capel Street Bridge as gardaí carried out a technical examination at the scene.

They have since reopened but traffic is still very heavy along Parnell Street, O'Connell Street, Capel Street and the north and south quays as a result.

Garda units are currently managing traffic and traffic updates will be provided through their Twitter page.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact Pearse Street Garda Station 01-6669000 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

Traffic at a standstill Photo: Arthur Carron
Traffic at a standstill Photo: Arthur Carron

Dublin Bus is advising customers that due to the closure of the quays, buses will instead use Parliament Street and Lord Edward Street until further notice.

This weekend is traditionally the busiest shopping weekend in Dublin in the lead up to Christmas.

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