Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Report: One Dead, Two Injured in Irish Town During Knife Attack by Syrian Man

One man has reportedly been killed and another two individuals have been injured in a knife attack in Dundalk, Ireland, according to reports.

The Irish Times reports that a man has died following a stabbing incident in Dundalk, Co. Louth, in Ireland at 9 am Wednesday morning. Three crime scenes on Avenue Road, Inner Relief Road, and Seatown in the town have been sealed off as Irish Gardaí investigate the incidents.
A Garda spokesman said in a statement: “One man has been arrested and is currently detained in Dundalk Garda Station. No further details are available at present. A man has been pronounced dead at the scene.”
3News Ireland Crime and Court News Correspondent Sarah O’Connor reported via Twitter that the victim was a 24-year-old Japanese man while the suspect arrested for the stabbing spree was an 18-year-old man from Syria. According to O’Connor, Gardaí are investigating whether or not the attacks are terror-related.
Gardai exploring the possibility that three random attacks including a fatal stabbing in Dundalk could be terror related. Deceased victim a young Japanese man. Suspect arrested is from Syria#3news
Gardai in Dundalk continue to question an 18 year old Syrian man in connection with three separate knife attacks in The town this morning .One fatality, a 24 year old Japanese man stabbed to death on Avenue Road before 9am . Two other victims believed to be Irish 
Further images of the crime scenes have since been posted to Twitter:

Gardaí currently have the Syrian man in custody where he can be held for up to 24 hours for questioning. Investigating Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information on the attack to contact Dundalk Garda Station on 042 9388400, the Garda Confidential Line 1 800 666 111, or at any Garda Station.

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