UPDATE: Armed gardai 'raided' apartment after Limerick city stabbing

Ryan O'Rourke


Ryan O'Rourke



UPDATE: Armed gardai 'raided' apartment after Limerick city stabbing

Gardai were at the scene on Lower Mallow Street | Picture: Adrian Butler

ARMED Gardai raided an apartment In Limerick city where a man suffered serious injuries after suffering a number of stab wounds this Monday.

The violent incident happened at an apartment at the Riverpoint complex on Bishop’s Quay, near Lower Mallow Street at 3.49pm.

According to sources, the man in his 20s suffered a number of stab wounds to his abdomen and his shoulder.

It is understood that the man walked to a nearby business in an attempt to get assistance.

Emergency services were later flagged down and the man was treated at the scene on Lower Mallow Street.

According to sources, after the alarm was raised, gardai including the armed support unit rushed to the scene where the incident allegedly occurred and “raided” the apartment.

Speaking to the Limerick Leader, a number of shocked onlookers described how the man was visibly in pain while walking to the business.

Members of the public came to the aid of the injured party before being treated by paramedics.

The suspect, believed to be in his 30s, fled the scene but was apprehended a short time later on the Dock Road.

The suspect is currently being detained at Henry Street garda station under Section 4 – Criminal Justice Act 1984.

The injured male is currently being treated at University Hospital Limerick, where his condition is described as serious.

Gardai have said that investigations are ongoing.