Man to appear in court in connection with Donegal firearms incident
Gardaí called to Mill Road following reports of shots being fired by a man with a rifle
A rifle, a hunting knife and a number of rounds of ammunition were seized following the incident. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times
Two other men in their 20s and 40s arrested in connection the incident have been released without charge.
A man in his early 20s was arrested after shooting a rifle in the direction of gardaí in Glenties, Co Donegal on Friday night.
Gardaí were called to Mill Road shortly after midnight following reports of shots being fired by a man with a rifle.
During a brief stand-off the man shot in the direction of gardaí, hitting a patrol car but not injuring anyone.
The man was apprehended by armed gardaí and taken to Ballyshannon Garda Station. A rifle, a hunting knife and a number of rounds of ammunition were seized.
During a follow-up search at a house on Main Street, Glenties, a second firearm was seized and two men, in their 20s and 40s, were arrested and taken to Ballyshannon Garda Station for questioning.
A statement released by the Garda press office said no shots were fired by gardaí during the incident and there have been no reports of any injuries.