Teen arrested in relation to attempted hijacking in Cork city

Gardaí said a man approached a car that was parked on Grand Parade and threatened the two occupants.
Teen arrested in relation to attempted hijacking in Cork city
File image of Grand Parade where the incident took place. Picture: Dan Linehan

A man in his late teens has been arrested in relation to an attempted hijacking in Cork city.

The incident occurred on Grand Parade at around 7pm yesterday.

Gardaí said a man approached a car that was parked on Grand Parade and threatened the two occupants.

He demanded that they drive him to a destination and jumped into the back seat of the car where he produced what is believed to be a knife.

The car remained stationary and the man ran from the scene in the direction of Bishop Lucy Park.

Gardaí said that no one was injured during the incident.

A statement revealed that the incident was reported to gardaí in Anglesea Street and a description of the suspect was circulated to all gardaí in the area.

Members of the City Centre Policing Unit in Cork City carried out a patrol of the area and arrested a man, aged in his late teens.

He was brought to Bridewell Garda Station where he is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

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