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10.01 3 Jan 2018


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Updated 15.55

Gardaí say it would appear this morning’s attacks in Louth, which left one man dead, were random and unprovoked.

They have confirmed one line of inquiry is that it was a terror attack.

An 18-year-old Egyptian has been arrested.

Avenue Road, Dundalk | Image: Stephanie Grogan

The first of these attacks happened at 9am this morning, when a 24-year-old Japanese man was stabbed on Avenue Road in Dundalk.

He died from his injuries.

About half an hour later, emergency services were alerted that another man had been stabbed at Coes Road.

A few minutes later, another man was attacked with a pole at Seatown Place.

A garda then saw a man carrying a pole and behaving in an erratic manner nearby on Inner Relief Road and he was arrested.

Image: Stephanie Grogan

Chief Superintendent Christy Mangan confirmed terrorism is a line of inquiry.

He said they are working to "establish the suspect's background, who they are, and why they are here", as well as why the attacks took place.

Gardaí are unsure how long the suspect has been in Ireland.

He had been stopped in Dundalk earlier this week and was asked about his status in the country.

He is being held at Dundalk Garda Station this evening and can be questioned for up to 24 hours.

Investigating officers are appealing for witnesses to contact Dundalk Garda Station on 042-9388-400, the Garda Confidential Line at 1-800-666-111 or any Garda station.


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