Man dies after being shot by Gardaí following standoff in Dublin
The man was shot after the use of less-than-lethal force options to resolve the incident were unsuccessful.
*** Updated, 3.05pm, 30 December ***
A man has died after he was shot by Gardaí following a standoff in Dublin on Wednesday afternoon (30 December).
In a statement, An Garda Síochána said that, at approximately 12.15pm, Gardaí responded to reports of a public order incident at a business premises in Hartstown, where a male in his late twenties, armed with a knife, was at the scene.
Uniform, unarmed Gardaí responded to the scene and a foot chase ensued. The male threatened unarmed Gardaí with the knife.
Members of the Armed Support Unit arrived at a scene in Manorfields Drive, Dublin 15.
The Armed Support Unit were also threatened with a knife and implemented a graduated policing response, where the use of less-than-lethal force options was initially administered in an effort to resolve the incident.
The less-than-lethal use of force options were unsuccessful, and a number of shots were discharged from an official Garda firearm at approximately 12.35pm.
The man was treated at the scene by paramedics from the Armed Support Unit and Dublin Fire Brigade.
He was transferred to Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown, where he was pronounced dead on Wednesday afternoon.
The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission have been notified of the incident and are currently in attendance at the scene.
Investigations are ongoing.