Belfast Telegraph

Shots fired by gardai in arrest of suspected gunman

Armed gardai have opened fire on a suspected gunman.

One man, aged in his late 20s, was arrested and a gun and silencer were recovered when a van was intercepted in the operation in the Inchicore area of Dublin.

Gardai said the vehicle failed to stop on Kylemore Way when officers from the Special Crime Task Force, attached to the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau, moved in.

The van was subsequently forced to stop and armed gardai fired a number of shots before making the arrest.

No-one was injured in the incident, gardai said.

A second vehicle thought to be involved in the incident fled from the scene.

The incident has been reported to the Garda Ombudsman's office, gardai said.

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