Gardaí are investigating an assault and alleged false imprisonment of a woman last Wednesday in Dundalk.
The victim of the crime, a woman in her 40s, is currently receiving medical treatment for an eye injury at the Mater Hospital in Dublin.
The incident reportedly took place at a house in the Muirhevnamore estate in Dundalk.
Following the crime, gardaí have carried out two searches at two houses in the Dundalk area. They have also seized a car that they believe was used in the attack.
A man in his 30s who is currently in custody in relation to another matter is being questioned in relation to the assault and kidnapping incident. He is currently being detained at Dundalk garda station.