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Incidents in Newcastle West, Limerick on May 6, 2020 - Man Arrested and Charged

Gardaí have arrested and charged a man in his 30s in relation to a number of incidents in Newcastle West, Limerick on May 6, 2020

At around 8pm, Gardaí received a report of a public order incident in the Templegreen estate of Newcastle West in which a man assaulted someone with an implement. The man who had been assaulted was brought to University Hospital Limerick and has since been discharged.

Gardaí from Newcastle West, assisted by the Armed Supported Unit, attended the scene and carried out a search of the area. The man was spotted a short distance away in the Cois Timpeall housing estate where he then entered a house and barricaded himself into the sitting room.

Following a lengthy period of negotiation, the man refused to exit the house. The Armed Support Unit then entered the house and the man was arrested.

He was brought to Henry Street Garda Station and has since been charged to appear before Limerick District Court this morning at 10.30am.