Three gardaí hospitalised as they arrest man following 'assault incident' in Dublin

Three gardaí hospitalised as they arrest man following 'assault incident' in Dublin

Three gardaí have been hospitalised after allegedly being assaulted while arresting a man in Dublin.

A man in his 20s was arrested following the incident.

It happened when they responded to reports of a man with an imitation gun in Rathmines yesterday evening at around 5.30pm.

In a statement, the gardaí said: "A male in his late 20s was arrested following an assault incident on the Lower Rathmines Road at approximately 5.30pm on Wednesday 31 July 2019.

"While assisting at the scene of a road traffic accident, the male allegedly assaulted numerous members of gardaí and displayed an imitation firearm before being arrested and detained at Rathmines Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

"Three garda members attended St Vincent's Hospital with minor injuries.

"Investigations are ongoing."

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