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Two gardaí shot in hours-long siege at Blanchardstown house

Erik G

TWO MEMBERS OF An Garda Síochána have been shot in an incident in Blanchardstown, Dublin this evening. 

The two officers are currently being treated at Connolly Memorial Hospital for non-life-threatening gun shot wounds. It is believed one was shot in the foot and one was shot in the hand. 

A media blackout was in place while the incident was ongoing for a number of hours. 

One male is currently in custody in Blanchardstown Garda station. 

Blanchardstown armed detectives and unarmed uniformed gardaí attended the scene of the incident in a housing estate in the north-west Dublin area.

Gardaí approached a house and as they did, shots were fired from a window of the house.

The Armed Support Unit were at the scene along with the Emergency Response Unit in armoured vehicles. A garda helicopter was also in place. 

A negotiator from the Special Tactics and Operations Command is understood to have been present after a man barricaded himself at the scene.

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The incident came to a close before 10pm this evening. 

With reporting by Garreth MacNamee, Niall O’Connor and Christine Bohan.

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