Garda attacked and injured by dog while making an arrest in Dublin 5 days ago

Garda attacked and injured by dog while making an arrest in Dublin

An official Garda firearm was discharged during the course of the operation.

A Garda required medical treatment after they were attacked by a dog while carrying out an arrest in Dublin.

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A man in his 20s has been arrested as part of ongoing investigations into armed robbery incidents in Rialto and Kilmainham in Dublin.

Shortly after 12pm on Monday, a man armed with a hand gun entered a shop in Rialto and threatened staff before leaving the scene with a sum of cash.

Shortly after, a man entered a supermarket and post office in the Kilmainham area and threatened staff before leaving the scene with a quantity of cigarettes.

No one was physically harmed in either incident.

In the course of a follow-up operation, local Detectives and members of the Armed Support Unit (ASU) searched a house in the Inchicore area on Monday evening and arrested a man in his 20s.

He is currently detained under Section 30 of the Offences against the State Act, 1939 at Kevin Street Garda Station.

A number of items believed to be connected with the robberies were seized in evidence.

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During the operation, an official firearm was discharged when Gardaí were attacked by a dog.

One Garda member was injured in the attack and required medical treatment while the dog has been removed for veterinary treatment.