It remains to be seen whether the gardai will acknowledge this as an Islamic Terrorist Attack but one thing is for sure – there were terrifying scenes in Dundalk today.
As we reported earlier, it’s now understood that the man who stabbed multiple people in Dundalk Co. Louth this morning, who is said to be aged 18, is a Egyptian migrant.
It’s now understood that when confronted by gardai, the 18-yr-old Egyptian migrant attacked two members of the force with an iron bar.
Locals claim that this is now very much looking like an Islamic Terrorist Attack in Dundalk, Co. Louth.
The victim is said to be a 24-yr-old Japanese man while the other two badly injured victims are both Irish men.
Locals are claiming it is an Islamic Terrorist Attack but this hasn’t been confirmed yet by gardai.
It’s not yet known whether the attacks are random or whether the victims were known to the man – but things are not looking good as armed police remain throughout the northeast town.
Here’s what we know so far:
There’s a major investigation under way in Dundalk, Co. Louth today after gardai respond to a multiple stabbing incidents in the town.
Around 9am this morning, gardai were called to the Avenue Road area of the town where it’s understood a man stabbed a another man walking down the road.
It’s now known that a Syrian refugee was the man who stabbed the man on the Avenue road.
Gardai disarmed the man but tragically his victim died from stab injuries.
Another two people were stabbed with three areas closed off, Inner Relief Road, Seatown and the Avenue Road
Gardai claim they do not know the motive for the attack but have the suspect in custody.
They’re appealing for witnesses to contact them on 041-9388400 or the Confidential Line on 1800-66-61-11.
This story is developing.