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Teenager Arrested After Armed Standoff In Co.Donegal

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8:21 AM - 22 Feb 2020



A teenage boy has been arrested after a three-day armed standoff with Gardaí in Donegal.

The incident took place at a house in Letterkenny.

At around 5:45 pm on Wednesday Gardaí responded to reports of a domestic incident at a property in the town.

They discovered a teenager alone in the house, barricaded in with a shotgun and ammunition.

A 54-hour standoff followed with Gardai Crisis Negotiators and a number of armed Garda units tasked to the scene, supported by Consultant Psychiatrists and staff from the child and family agency, TUSLA.

Gardai say it reached a peaceful conclusion at 12:30 am last night after a tactical intervention by its Emergency Response Unit.

No one was injured in the incident.

The teenage boy was arrested and is currently detained under section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

He's being held at a Donegal Garda Station where he's receiving a medical assessment.

The incident is being reported after Gardai lifted a news blackout.



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