Man (20s) arrested over shots fired at gardaí in patrol car

Incident involved three men armed with a gun and baseball bat in Tallaght last July

The man, who is in his 20s, was being questioned at Tallaght Garda station on Wednesday. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

The man, who is in his 20s, was being questioned at Tallaght Garda station on Wednesday. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

 

Gardaí investigating an incident in which shots were fired at gardaí in a patrol car in Dublin have arrested a man for questioning.

The suspect was arrested on Wednesday morning and was being questioned about the shots that were fired on Rossfield Avenue, Tallaght, Dublin, in July.

The man, who is in his 20s, was being questioned at Tallaght Garda station under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act. That allows the man to be detained for up to 72 hours without charge.

A Garda vehicle was struck by gunfire in the early hours of Saturday, July 24th, after officers came across three men armed with a gun and a baseball bat in Tallaght, Dublin.

A marked Garda patrol car with unarmed, uniformed gardaí came across the three men in the Rossfield Avenue area shortly after 2.30am. One of the men was in possession of a handgun, while another carried a baseball bat.

The man with the handgun discharged a number of shots towards the Garda patrol vehicle, one of which struck the target.

All three men fled the scene. No gardaí were injured during the incident and the investigation into the crime has continued since then.