Stand-off at Dublin city centre hostel ends

Garda negotiators talk to man standing on roof of premises

GardaÍ and firefighters at the scene on Frenchman’s Lane off Store Street earlier. Photograph: Frank Miller / The Irish Times

GardaÍ and firefighters at the scene on Frenchman’s Lane off Store Street earlier. Photograph: Frank Miller / The Irish Times

Mon, Dec 9, 2013, 16:26

An incident in Dublin city centre where Garda negotiators were drafted in to deal with a man standing at the top of a hostel has ended.

The man, who is believed to have been his twenties, was standing on the roof of Isaac’s Hostel on Frenchman’s Lane off Store Street near the entrance to Busáras.

The incident ended shortly after 4pm when the man came down from the roof.

The area around the hostel had been sealed off and several units of the Dublin Fire Brigade were also in attendance.

The man was standing near the top of the building with a blanket wrapped around him.

Earlier a woman was stabbed in an attack in Dublin city centre. Her injuries are not thought to be life threatening. Gardaí could not confirm a link between the two incidents.

Isaac’s Hostel is very close to the train tracks and train services between Connolly station and Grand Canal Dock were suspended for a time this afternoon. They have since resumed with delays of up to 30 minutes.

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