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IrelandOff-duty garda injured after approaching men acting suspiciously in Stillorgan

16:31  10 september  2019
16:31  10 september  2019 Source:   dublinlive.ie

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AN OFF - DUTY garda was assaulted by three men at the weekend after he intervened in a suspected burglary attempt. The 27-year-old garda was travelling home from his shift at around 5pm on Saturday when he noticed three men acting suspiciously at Glenalbyn Road in Stillorgan , Dublin.

The Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) launched an investigation after the man , from Finglas, in north Dublin, suffered a superficial wound to his But he was confronted by two men who were inside the car, with his weapon going off during the struggle. Gardai in the area at the time of the

Off-duty garda injured after approaching men acting suspiciously in Stillorgan © Collins Gardai are investigating

An off-duty garda was injured after being rammed to the ground by a car he tried to intercept on a quiet South Dublin road.

Gardai are investigating after the member approached three men who had been acting suspiciously on Glenalbyn Road in Stillorgan on Saturday evening.

The guard had been passing on his motorcycle when he saw the men allegedly trying to break into a house.

He then stopped and identified himself before blocking their path with his bike.

The men got in their vehicle before the guard was knocked to the ground and allegedly threatened.

Off-duty garda injured after approaching men acting suspiciously in Stillorgan © Google Glenalbyn Road, Stillorgan

A spokesperson said the injured member was taken to Vincent's Hospital where his injuries are not life-threatening.

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The Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission has launched an investigation into the incident. But he was confronted by two men who were inside the car, with his weapon going off during a struggle. “During the course of the incident, an official Garda sidearm was discharged and a man was injured .”

A garda at the scene where a man was shot in the shoulder during a struggle with an off - duty garda in He saw three people in the vehicle and believed they were acting suspiciously as a robbery had One of the two men was injured in his shoulder or upper arm on the banks of the Grand Canal.

He said: "GardaI are investigating a suspected assault incident on a 27 year old male Garda member that occurred at Glenalbyn Road, Stillorgan at approximately 5pm on Saturday 7th August 2019.

"The member observed 3 males acting in a suspicious manner at a residence and blocked their path with his motorcycle after identifying himself as a Garda.

"The males entered their vehicle and collided with the motorcycle, injuring the Garda.

"The males then allegedly threatened the Garda before fleeing the scene. The member was taken to St Vincent's Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

"No arrests have been made and investigations are ongoing."

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