Dundalk gardai to brief media on suspected murder

Gardai to give more details on suspected murder

Tamara O'Connell

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Tamara O'Connell

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tamara.oconnell@dundalkdemocrat.ie

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Dundalk Garda Station

THE Garda Press Office has confirmed that there will be a media briefing on the suspected murder on the Avenue Road at Dundalk Garda Station later today.

The press briefing is due to take place at 3pm. The suspect in a fatal stabbing incident on the Avenue Road, Dundalk is being detained at Dundalk Garda Station. It is believed he is originally from the Middle East. 

He is being detained for questioning and can be held for 24 hours. He has been arrested on suspicion of murder. It is also understood that the male victim (age unknown) who has been pronounced dead is from Asia. 

The serious incident occurred this morning shortly before 9am. Two others were injured in the stabbing incident. It is believed gardai confronted and disarmed the attacker when they were called to the scene.

There are currently three scenes preserved for technical examination, Avenue Road, Inner Relief Road, and Seatown.

Investigating Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact Dundalk Garda Station on 042 9388400, the Garda Confidential Line 1 800 666 111 or any Garda Station.