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

According to Independent.ie, 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.


The Irish army bomb disposal team have been deployed to West Dublin, after a suspicious device was found under a car.

According to 98FM, it is claimed that a pipe bomb was found under the vehicle in Shancastle Park on the Fonthill Road.

It was detected around 9am this morning, and Gardaí are saying the Explosive Ordnance Disposal team are on their way to the scene.

The area has been sealed off for investigation.

We'll keep you updated as the story develops.