Belfast Telegraph

Suspect taken to hospital after hit-and-run collision and attempted hijacking

The man is thought to have inflicted knife wounds on himself.

Gardai said a man has been hospitalised after a hit and run and attempted hijacking in Dublin (Niall Carson/PA Wire)
Gardai said a man has been hospitalised after a hit and run and attempted hijacking in Dublin (Niall Carson/PA Wire)

A man has been taken to hospital after a hit-and-run collision and an attempted hijacking in Dublin.

Gardai said the incident happened shortly before 9pm on Cookstown Way in Tallaght on Monday night.

Two cars were involved in the crash.

The driver of one of the cars, a woman aged in her 30s, was not injured.

But significant damage was caused to the vehicle.

The other car came to a stop having crashed into a bollard.

The driver, a man, fled the scene on foot before attempting to hijack a car at knife point a short distance away at Watergate Estate.

During a follow up operation local detectives and members of the Armed Support Unit (ASU) located the suspect, armed with a knife, at nearby Rosebank Estate.

When gardai attempted to approach him they said he inflicted a number of knife wounds to himself and ASU members used “non-lethal force options” to apprehend him.

The man was taken to Tallaght Hospital where he is continuing to recover.

His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Gardai are appealing for witnesses to contact them at Tallaght garda station on 01-6666000 or on the Confidential Line at 1800-666-111.

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