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."