Distressed Individual Detained After Attempting To Set Himself Alight In Garda Station

Garda - Newbridge Garda Station

Gardaí have arrested a man following an incident of Criminal Damage and Assault which occurred in Newbridge Garda Station on the 10th May 2021.

At approximately 9:00pm yesterday evening, a man entered the public office of Newbridge Garda Station and began to spray a liquid, believed to be petrol, from a container on the environs and onto himself and Gardaí.

Vigilant officers restrained the man as he attempted to ignite the liquid. No physical injuries were reported.

The man, aged in his 20s was arrested and is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

The male remains detained, but is currently at hospital receiving medical assessment.