Man arrested following “stand-off” in County Limerick

Donal O’Regan

Reporter:

Donal O’Regan

Members of the armed regional response unit were deployed during the pursuit
A MAN from Limerick city was charged under the Firearms and Offences Act at a special court sitting over the Bank Holiday weekend following an alleged “stand off” in Cappamore.

A MAN from Limerick city was charged under the Firearms and Offences Act at a special court sitting over the Bank Holiday weekend following an alleged “stand off” in Cappamore.

Gary Colbert, aged 40, who has an address in Lenihan Avenue, Prospect, was arrested by gardai at a house in Mullally Lawn estate in Cappamore in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Gardai from the Bruff district attended the scene at around 12.30am. It is understood that a “stand-off” ensued with gardai and they requested the assistance of the regional response unit from Henry Street.

They arrived shortly, entered the house and arrested the accused. It is believed a taser gun was used during the arrest.

Dozens of people gathered in the green area as the situation unfolded.

Mr Colbert was brought before a special sitting of Limerick Court on Sunday and charged with producing a knife during the incident.

He was remanded in custody with consent to bail on his own bond of €5,000.