Two men arrested following taking of mini bus and suspected false imprisonment of three passengers 8 months ago

Two men arrested following taking of mini bus and suspected false imprisonment of three passengers

The incident occurred at Dublin Airport in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Two men have been arrested following the taking of a mini bus and suspected false imprisonment of three passengers at Dublin Airport on Wednesday morning.

Shortly before 1am, the alarm was raised when a mini bus was taken during an incident at Dublin Airport.

It’s understood that three passengers were in the mini bus when two males boarded the bus and drove it in the direction of the M1.

Gardaí said that the passengers alighted from the bus a short time later on the M1 near Julianstown.

The passengers were unharmed.

It’s understood that the mini bus continued north on the M1 until it was located near Drogheda.

The mini bus was then followed by Garda units before crossing the border north of Dundalk.

The PSNI were alerted and the mini bus was located again a short time later having returned across the border in Monaghan.

It was then followed by Gardaí before it was crashed and abandoned.

The two occupants of the mini bus fled on foot before taking possession of a parked car.

This car was intercepted by Garda RSU members with assistance from Garda Air Support near Castleblayney a short time later.

The occupants of the car, two men in their 30s, were arrested and are currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Carrickmacross Garda Station.

Investigations are ongoing and further updates will follow.