Gardaí making enquiries on the Avenue Road earlier this morning
THERE is a strong Garda presence in Dundalk today with a number of gardai making enquiries in three separate locations around town.
Motorists were being stopped by gardaí on the Avenue Road earlier this morning and asked if they had seen or heard anything related to the attack which took place yesterday near Medebawn.
Gardaí were also questioning motorists at Seatown and the Inner Relief Road. According to gardaí, people are being helpful with their enquiries and coming forward with information relating to the attack which left one man dead and two others injured.
A garda spokesperson said that there have been no further developments in relation to the 18-year-old suspect being detained at Dundalk Garda Station.
The man was arrested and taken to the station for questioning shortly after 9am yesterday morning after he was disarmed by gardaí following the attack which involved at least one knife and a fencing post.
The suspect can be held for 24 hours for questioning without charge.
Yosuke Sasaki, aged 24, from Japan died after sustaining injuries in what appears to be an "unprovoked" and "random" attack while he was on his way to work at National Pen.
Above: Yosuke Sasaki (24) died after being fatally stabbed on the Avenue Road, Dundalk while walking to work
Local man Cian Murphy, aged 22, was injured during the attack but his injuries are not life-threatening. Mr Murphy is a student at Dundalk Institute of Technology and also works for National Tile.
A 23-year-old Dundalk man was also injured at Seatown. He sustained a head injury after being hit with a fencing post. His injuries are also not life-threatening.
Above: Cian Murphy (22) from the Red Barn's Road area of Dundalk was assaulted but his injuries were not serious