Arrest made after report of imitation firearm on train

Arrest Made After Report Of Imitation Firearm On Train
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By Cillian Sherlock, PA

Gardai have made an arrest after reports of a man on a train with a firearm.

Officers were alerted to an incident on a train near Templemore station in Co Tipperary at approximately 6.50pm on Friday.


Armed gardai supported local and plainclothes units at the scene.

A garda spokeswoman said: “A male was identified on the train.

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“He was searched by gardai and found to be in possession of what is believed to be an imitation firearm, subject to a technical examination.”

The man, aged in his 20s, was arrested at the scene and is currently detained at a garda station in Tipperary under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act 1939.


Investigations are ongoing.

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