Man arrested in connection with shots fired at Garda car

The incident happened this summer.
Man arrested in connection with shots fired at Garda car

A number of shots were discharged from the handgun towards the patrol car. One shot struck the vehicle.

Two men have been arrested in connection with an incident earlier this year where shots were fired at a Garda patrol car.

Shortly after 2.30am on July 24, unarmed uniform Gardaí were patrolling in the Rossfield Avenue area of Tallaght when they came across three males in possession of weapons.

One man had a handgun and another had a baseball bat.

A number of shots were discharged from the handgun towards the patrol car. One shot struck the vehicle.

All three men fled the scene and no Gardaí were injured in the incident.

This morning, Gardaí investigating the incident arrested a man, aged in his early 20s. A second man, in his mid-20s, was arrested this afternoon.

Both men were detained at Tallaght Garda Station and have since been released.

A file will now be prepared for the DPP.

This story was updated on December 2.

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