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Firearm discharged during arrest at Coburg Place, Dublin 1, yesterday

Gardaí have arrested a man in his 40s following a search of a house at Coburg Place, Dublin 1 and discharge of an official firearm on 14th February 2021.

As part of an ongoing investigation, a search was carried out under warrant, of a house in Coburg Place Dublin 1 by the DMR Armed Support Unit with assistance from the Coolock Detective Unit.

A search of the premises uncovered a quantity of controlled drugs with an approximate street value of €5,000.

A man in his 40’s was arrested at the scene and conveyed to Coolock Garda Station where he is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act (1984).

During the operation an official firearm was discharged when Gardaí were attacked by a dog inside the house. The dog received veterinary treatment but didn’t survive the injuries sustained.

Scenes of Crime Unit have attended the premises to carry out an examination.

As an official firearm was discharged the incident has been notified to the Garda Síochana Ombudsman Commission.

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