Arrests made as man stabbed at Milltown

by Gazette Reporter
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Four men have been arrested following a stabbing incident which took place at the Luas stop at Milltown in which three people, including a security guard, were injured.
The incident took place following an argument in which two security men stepped in to help a man who was being attacked by two men.
The victim of the attack, one of the assailants and one of the security men were taken to hospital for stab wounds.
A Garda spokesperson said: “Shortly before 8pm [on April 5] a male in his 20s sustained stab wounds during an incident on the Luas platform at Milltown. He was taken to St Vincent’s Hospital.
“Two Luas security guards intervened. One of the security guards, who sustained a stab wound during the incident, was also taken to Vincent’s Hospital. The second security man received a hand injury.”
Gardai arrested two men as part of the investigation. One of the men, who is in his 30s, was released without charge. A file is being sent to the DPP.
The second man arrested, who is in his 20s, was taken in custody to St James’s Hospital for treatment. None of the injuries is believed to be life threatening.
There were two further arrests on April 6 in relation to the incident.
Two more men were arrested on April 6 in relation to the incident and were detained at Terenure and Rathmines Garda Stations.
Both have since been released without charge and a file will be prepared for the DPP. The security guard remains in hospital.
Cllr Chris Curran (SF) said: “This attack is simply shocking, although it should be recognised that the Luas is still a very safe means of transport.
“I can only imagine the panic and horror of those who witnessed it, and wish those affected a full, speedy recovery.
“Hopefully, the state-of-the-art security system used by the Luas operators will provide clarity to gardai investigating the incident.”
A spokesperson for Transdev Ireland, the operator for Luas, verified the incident and said they had nothing to add as the matter is now being investigated by the gardai.

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