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.