Three homeless charity volunteers had to leave a park fearing for their lives in the early hours of Friday morning.
That’s when a hooded figure wielding a knife started following the volunteers. The three people had been helping out with the Feed Our Homeless charity in Wolfe Tone Park.
According to reports, they came across the man, who was decked out completely in black, at roughly midnight on Friday. According to Dublin Live, volunteers were having a chat as they were attending to homeless people in the park.
Suddenly, the suspicious figure picked up a blade and started walking towards them. Terrified, the volunteers walked quickly to their van, got inside and locked the doors before calling the Guards.
The incident comes just a matter of days after a homeless man in his 50s was assaulted in Wolf Tone Park in a knife attack.
In a third separate attack on August 11th, another man was badly injured after an assault during which his mobile phone was stolen by two hoodlums in the same park.
Tony Walsh, the founder of Feed Our Homeless, told the media outlet he wants to raise awareness and highlight the fact that the park is very dangerous.
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