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24 Year Old Man Charged Over Dublin Airport Hijacking

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Gardaí have charged a 24 year old man in connection with the hijacking of a car at Dublin Airport yesterday.

The man is due to appear in court this morning at 10.30am.

The incident occurred at approximately 3.40pm yesterday at Dublin Airport when man in his 60’s was assaulted by the 24 year old, who then got into the injured man’s car and left the scene.

A member of the public, a man in his mid 40’s, was knocked down while attempting to stop this car as it drove out of the Airport. Gardaí were alerted to the incident by Airport Police.

The car was stopped on Naul Road, Ballymun and a 24 year old man was arrested. One member of An Garda Siochána was injured during the arrest. He was taken to James Connolly Hospital for treatment and has since been released.

The arrested man was taken to Beaumont Hospital and was discharged following treatment for his injuries. He remains in Garda Custody at Ballymun Garda Station.

The injured party was brought to Beaumont Hospital with facial and other injuries.

The man knocked down at Dublin Airport during this incident was not seriously injured and did not attend hospital.

Image courtesy of RTE

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