Donegal, Ended, Standoff

Donegal, Ended

Teenager arrested following 54-hour standoff in Donegal

Teenager arrested following 54-hour standoff in Donegal

22/02/2020 10:36:00

Teenager arrested following 54-hour standoff in Donegal

Gardaí were responding to a domestic incident at a home.

Gardaí said that at around 5.45pm on Wednesday, officers at Letterkenny responded to a domestic incident at a home.When they arrived, it emerged that a teenage boy had barricaded himself into the house. It was confirmed that he had access to firearms and ammunition.

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No other person was in the home at the time, gardaí said.The scene was declared a barricade incident by Chief Superintendent Terry McGinn, and gardaí said protocols for such an incident were put in place.A garda spokesman said: “At approximately 00.30am 22 February, the barricade incident was resolved peacefully following a tactical intervention by the Garda Emergency Response Unit. No persons were injured during this operation and a shotgun and ammunition has been safely secured at the scene.

“The male teenager has been arrested and is currently detained under section 4 Criminal Justice Act 1984 at a garda station inDonegal, where he is receiving medical assessment.” Read more: »

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