Gardaí appeal for witnesses as man crashes car then attempts to steal second car at knife point 5 months ago

Gardaí appeal for witnesses as man crashes car then attempts to steal second car at knife point

Anyone with information is urged to come forward.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following a hit and run collision and an attempted car hijacking in Tallaght, Dublin.

Shortly before 9pm on Monday night, a collision involving two cars occurred on Cookstown Way, Tallaght.

One of the cars involved in the collision came to a stop after it collided with a concrete bollard. The driver of the car fled the scene and later attempted to hijack a car at knife point a short distance away from the crash.

The other car is said to have sustained serious damage but it's understood the driver of the car, a woman in her 30s, escaped injury.

Local detectives and ASU (Armed Support Unit) members were alerted to both incidents and during a follow up operation located a man armed with a knife at nearby Rosebank Estate.

As Gardaí attempted to approach the man he inflicted a number of knife wounds to himself. Non-lethal force options were used by ASU members and the man was apprehended safely.

First aid was administered to the man before he was rushed to Tallaght Hospital, where he is continuing to recover. His injuries are not life threatening.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Tallaght Garda Station 01 6666000 or the Confidential Line 1800 666 111.