Man’s threat to set himself alight in Cork

The Garda emergency response unit was called to a closed Cork City Garda station last night after a man in his 60s threatened to set himself alight.

The man, who was half dressed, had petrol and a lighter. Traffic diversions were put in place as gardaí acted to stop the man, who is from the Mallow Road area, from harming himself.

It is the second time since Christmas that he has made such threats. The incident occurred just before 7.30pm at Watercourse Road Garda Station.

The man has a history of psychiatric problems and was brought to the Bridewell Garda Station where he was assessed by a doctor.


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