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Ireland Stand-off at Cork property ended by gardaí

21:15  31 october  2019
21:15  31 october  2019 Source:   independent.ie

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A MAN is being questioned by gardaí under mental health regulations after a stand-off in Cork was resolved without injury.

Gardaí cordoned off an area in a housing estate in Farranferris shortly before 10am amid concerns for the welfare of a man in his 20s.

The individual had apparently barricaded himself into a property with family and friends contacting emergency services amid concerns for his welfare.

Uniformed gardaí and a trained negotiator supported by members of the armed Regional Support Unit were deployed in the area.

Public access to the area was restricted as gardaí negotiated with the man.

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The individual eventually allowed access to the property involved and he was arrested.

Local reports indicated the man was in a very distraught condition.

Gardaí brought the man to Gurranabraher Garda Station where he is being assessed under the terms of the Mental Health Act.

No one was injured in the incident.

It is understood the man will be checked by a doctor and psychiatrist as part of his assessment in custody.

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