A major Garda operation in Galway city has ended with a man being brought to hospital.
Emergency services were called to the scene at St Brendan's Avenue in the Woodquay area at around midday.
Locals said they understood a young man had barricaded himself into a house and Gardai were concerned for his welfare.
A cordon of approximately 200 meters was put in place, but the homes within the cordon remained occupied.
Gardai entered the house shortly before 7pm and one man has since been brought to University Hospital Galway.