A man has been arrested by Gardaí and members of the Special Crime Task Force during an operation in Dublin.

A firearm was seized during the arrest, which happened in Inchicore this afternoon. 

Shortly before 3pm, a van failed to stop for Gardaí during an operation on Kylemore Way.

The van was stopped and a firearm and silencer were recovered after a search of the vehicle.  

A man in his late 20s arrested at the scene after a number of shots were fired by Gardaí during the incident.

No one was injured during the arrest. 

A second vehicle thought to be involved in the incident fled from the scene.

 Investigating Gardaí have preserved the scene for forensic examination.