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

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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.

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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.