Man arrested after walking into Garda Station, spraying petrol on Gardaí and attempting to light it 1 month ago

Man arrested after walking into Garda Station, spraying petrol on Gardaí and attempting to light it

Scary stuff.

A man in his 20s has been arrested following an incident of Criminal Damage and Assault which occurred in Newbridge Garda Station in Kildare on Monday.

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Around 9pm, the man entered the public office of the Garda Station where he began to spray a liquid from a container - believed to be petrol - on himself, on Gardaí and in the room.

Gardaí then restrained the man as he attempted to light the liquid.

In a statement, Gardaí said that no physical injuries were reported in the incident.

The man is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act1984