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Firearm Seized and Arrest, Preston Street, Dublin 1, 23rd May 2024

Issue Date: 23rd May 2024

Gardaí have seized a suspected imitation firearm and arrested a man further to an incident which occurred at Preston Street, Dublin 1, today, Thursday 23rd May 2024, at approximately 5.30pm. 

Gardaí were alerted to reports of a male in possession of a firearm. Unarmed members of the North Central Divisional Drug Unit attended the scene and disarmed the male.

Gardaí have arrested a man (aged in his 20’s) in connection with the incident.

The firearm will be sent for further technical examination.

The arrested man is currently detained, pursuant to section Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984, at a Garda station in the Dublin area.

Investigations are ongoing.