Saturday 17 March 2018

Concert crimes a shock to us all

At least nine people were injured, three of them seriously, in knife assaults at a concert by Swedish House Mafia in the Phoenix Park on Saturday night. The Garda Siochana think that others may have received minor injuries and not reported them. They have made one arrest.

No matter how inured the public may have become to stories of violent incidents, this one was particularly shocking. It was also one of the most bizarre in recent history.

Some person or persons travelled through a dense crowd, stabbing -- presumably at random -- nine people or more. The motive can only be guessed at. Presumably drink or drugs were involved.

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