Three Men Arrested In Donegal After Shots Fired At Gardai


Gardaí have arrested three men and recovered firearms and ammunition following an incident in Glenties, Co Donegal.

Shortly after midnight, gardaí were called to Mill Road, Glenties following reports of shots fired by a man armed with a rifle.

A number of Garda units attended the scene. During a brief standoff, the armed man shot in the direction of gardaí causing damage to a patrol car before he was apprehended by armed gardaí.

The armed man, who is aged in his early 20s, was arrested and taken to Ballyshannon Garda Station where he is currently detained under Section 30 of the Offences against the State Act, 1939.

A rifle, a hunting knife and a number of rounds of ammunition were seized.

During a follow-up operation, a house on Main Street, Glenties was searched by investigating gardaí. A second firearm was recovered and two men aged in their 20s and 40s were arrested as part of the investigation.