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Two Arrested Following Dublin Taxi Hijack

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Gardaí at Blanchardstown are investigating an incident which occurred at Laurel Lodge Road, Castleknock at approximately 2.20am this morning.

A taxi picked up two men in the Castleknock area and drove them a short distance to Laurel Lodge Road where they requested him to stop the vehicle. Both men then threatened the taxi driver, ordered him out of his vehicle and drove away in the taxi.

The stolen taxi was stopped by Gardaí on the Howth Road at approximately 3.20am and the two men, aged 20 and 28, were arrested.

A knife was also recovered.

Both men are currently detained at Blanchardstown Garda Station under Section 4 –Criminal Justice Act 1984.

Investigations are continuing.

Image courtesy of RTE

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