One man has reportedly been arrested following a series of criminal incidents in West Dublin this afternoon.

According to, the suspect, who was armed with a knife, carried out an attempted attack on a doctor in the Hillcrest area of Lucan shortly before 1pm.

Sources say the man then ran from the scene before trying to hijack a car with passengers still inside.

Armed gardaí were called to the scene and the man was arrested at approximately 1.30pm.