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Man charged with attempted knifepoint car hijacking in Cork city

Erik G

A MAN IN his late teens who was arrested over an attempted hijacking incident in Cork city has been charged.

The incident happened at 7pm on Monday, when a man approached a car that was parked on Grand Parade in the city and threatened the two occupants.

He demanded that they drive him to a destination and jumped into the back seat of the car, where he produced what is believed to be a knife.

The car remained stationary and the man ran from the scene in the direction of Bishop Lucey Park. No one was injured during the incident.

A garda spokesman said that a suspect who was arrested in relation to the incident has been charged, and will appear before Cork City District Court at 10.30am today.

Comments have been closed as the case is set to be heard in court.

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