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