Man escapes from mental hospital after gunpoint stand-off

A man who held gardaí at gunpoint at Shankhill yesterday afternoon has escaped from a Dublin hospital.

A man who held gardaí at gunpoint at Shankhill yesterday afternoon has escaped from a Dublin hospital.

The man, who is in his 20s, had been arrested and held in custody after he walked into the garda station in Shankhill brandishing a pellet gun at about 2pm.

Ten garda cars, a garda helicopter and an ambulance were called to the scene.

The man was later admitted to St John of God's mental hospital in Stillorgan, but he escaped overnight.

More in this section

Price info
IE_180_logo
Price info

Subscribe to unlock unlimited digital access.
Cancel anytime.

Terms and conditions apply

Puzzles logo
IE-logo

Puzzles hub

Visit our brain gym where you will find simple and cryptic crosswords, sudoku puzzles and much more. Updated at midnight every day. PS ... We would love to hear your feedback on the section right HERE.

Puzzles logo
IE-logo

Puzzles hub

Visit our brain gym where you will find simple and cryptic crosswords, sudoku puzzles and much more. Updated at midnight every day. PS ... We would love to hear your feedback on the section right HERE.