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Man dies after being shot by gardaí in Clonee

A man has died after he was shot by gardaí during an incident in Clonee. It happened in the Mano...
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13.35 30 Dec 2020


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Man dies after being shot by gardaí in Clonee

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13.35 30 Dec 2020


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A man has died after he was shot by gardaí during an incident in Clonee.

It happened in the Manorfield area - in west Dublin, near the Meath border - at around 12.15pm this afternoon.

Gardaí were responding to reports of a public order incident at a business premises in Hartstown after they had received information that a man was armed with a knife at the scene.

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The officers, who were unarmed, chased the man in his late 20s on foot and they were threatened with the knife.

Members of the Armed Support Unit who arrived at a scene were also threatened with the knife.

According to a garda spokesperson, they implemented "a graduated policing response where the use of less-than-lethal force options was initially administered in an effort to resolve the incident".

The statement added that "the less-than-lethal use of force options were unsuccessful, and a number of shots were discharged from an official Garda firearm at approximately 12.35pm".

The man was treated at the scene by Armed Support Unit paramedics and Dublin Fire Brigade paramedics.

He was transferred to Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown where he has pronounced dead this afternoon.

GSOC has been notified of the incident and is currently at the scene.

Gardaí say their investigations are ongoing.

This article was updated at 2.46pm

Main image: File photo. Picture by: Eamonn Farrell/ RollingNews.ie

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