Dublin Airport: One arrest after man hospitalised following stabbing

Man arrested after incident outside Terminal 1 which saw victim taken by ambulance to Beaumont Hospital

A man in his 50s has suffered stab injuries after being attacked on the Dublin Airport campus on Sunday.

The injured man has been hospitalised after the attack outside Terminal 1 at which he was stabbed in the abdomen and neck.

He was taken by ambulance to Beaumont Hospital where his injuries are said to be serious but not life-threatening.

Gardaí are working on a definite line of inquiry and have arrested a man for questioning. He was detained by members of the airport police, who were on the scene immediately, and who later transferred the suspect into the custody of gardaí.


Gardaí do not believe the attacker was known to the victim, or those he was with when he was attacked at about 11.30am.

A section of the campus, leading to the terminal building, was closed for a period to facilitate ambulances and Garda vehicles and also an examination of the crime scene.

Garda Headquarters, Phoenix Park, Dublin, confirmed gardaí and other emergency services had responded to “a public order incident outside Terminal 1 at Dublin Airport”.

“A man (50s) was taken from the scene to Beaumont Hospital to be treated for injuries believed at this time to be non-life-threatening,” the Garda statement added.

“A second male (50s) was arrested at the scene and is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984, at a Garda station in the North Dublin area.”

Investigating gardaí, based at Dublin Airport Garda station, have appealed to anyone who witnessed the incident, or who has video footage, to come forward.

Conor Lally

Conor Lally

Conor Lally is Security and Crime Editor of The Irish Times