'Fatal stabbing' in Dundalk reported this morning

Avenue Road sealed off for 'serious' garda investigation

Tamara O'Connell

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Tamara O'Connell

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tamara.oconnell@dundalkdemocrat.ie

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Picture from the scene on the Avenue Road this morning

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A NUMBER of gardai are attending the scene of a serious incident which is being reported as a "fatal stabbing" on the Avenue Road, Dundalk.

There are unconfirmed reports that other people have been injured as well. Armed gardai are at the scene as part of a large garda presence.

A man has reportedly been arrested in the area.

The road has been sealed off and traffic is being diverted. It is believed one person may be dead.

According to a Dundalk garda, the Superintendent is at the scene. He added that gardai are in the “early stages of an investigation” and that it's “too early to comment further” on the nature of the incident.

“It will be another hour or two before we can say more. It's too early to say,” he said. The incident occurred shortly before 9am this morning.