Armed 19 Year Old Arrested For Attempting To Enter Leinster House


A 19 year old man has been arrested after he tried to enter Leinster House carrying two knives and a sword this afternoon.

The incident occurred at approximately 4.30pm.

The man was arrested on the front plinth of Leinster House (Kildare Street side).

He was taken to Pearse Street Garda station and is being detained under the provisions of section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

Gardai say no one was injured in the incident despite media reports suggesting an officer suffered minor injuries.

Image courtesy of RTE

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