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Garda negotiator called after ‘distressed’ man barricades himself in house with firearm

Eva Wall  20 hrs ago


Garda negotiator called after ‘distressed’ man barricades himself in house with firearm

Gardai have lifted a media blackout after a barricade incident that took place in Co Carlow on Monday was resolved.Shortly before 11pm on Thursday, Gardai were alerted to a serious collision on the N60 Ballyhaunis to Ballinlough road in the Cloonafarna area of Claremorris, close to the border with Co Roscommon. Pic: Shutterstock© Provided by Extra.ie Shortly before 11pm on Thursday, Gardai were alerted to a serious collision on the N60 Ballyhaunis to Ballinlough road in the Cloonafarna area of Claremorris, close to the border with Co Roscommon. Pic: Shutterstock

At 6.30am on Monday morning, Gardai in Carlow received a 999 call from a man in a distressed state, claiming he had a firearm in his home.

Gardai reported to the residence in question, near The Laurels in Co Carlow.a man walking down the street: Gardai have lifted a media blackout after a barricade incident that took place in Co Carlow on Monday was resolved. Pic: Shutterstock© Provided by Extra.ie Gardai have lifted a media blackout after a barricade incident that took place in Co Carlow on Monday was resolved. Pic: Shutterstock

A Garda negotiator liaised with the man who had made the phone call, and a spokesperson for An Garda Siochana confirmed that the incident was resolved shortly after 9.30am.

No firearm was located at the property, and no injuries connected to the incident have been reported.

Gardai are not providing further information on this incident at the present time.

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