A man in his 70s has died following a stabbing in Dublin 2 weeks ago

A man in his 70s has died following a stabbing in Dublin

A male involved in the stabbing barricaded himself in a house this morning.

A man in his 70s has died following a stabbing in Dublin in the early hours of Saturday morning.

At approximately 5.55am, Gardaí responded to reports of an assault incident outside a house in the Whitechapel Road area of Clonsilla, Blanchardstown.

A man, aged in his 70s, was fatally injured following an altercation where he received a number of apparent stab wounds.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. The scene is currently preserved for a technical examination.

A male, aged in his 40s, had barricaded himself into another house nearby. No other persons were present in the house at the time of the incident.

An Garda Síochána protocols for a barricade incident were implemented.

At approximately 11.40am on Saturday the barricade incident was resolved.

The male was arrested and is currently detained under Section 4 Criminal Justice Act 1984 at Blanchardstown Garda Station.

All units involved in this incident worked closely under Garda Strategic and Operational Commanders with the strategic intention to ‘contain the incident, preserving life and bring the incident to a peaceful conclusion’.

Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information in relation to this incident to contact them at Blanchardstown on 01 666 7000 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

Investigations are continuing.