Man arrested after attempting to shoot Garda in Cork

Man arrested after attempting to shoot Garda in Cork

The incident occurred just before midnight on Friday.


A man has been arrested after attempting to shoot a Garda in Cork.


At approximately 11.40pm on Friday 3 July, Gardaí responded to reports of an incident at Military Road in Cork.


When Gardaí arrived at the scene, a male suspect discharged a number of shots from a suspected firearm in the direction of uniformed Gardaí.


The man then left the scene in a motor vehicle and a managed containment pursuit operation was led by members of the Armed Support Unit (ASU).


The operation ended on the toll plaza on the M8 Northbound shortly after midnight on Saturday, when Gardaí from the Roads Policing Unit successfully deployed a stinger device which brought the suspect's vehicle to a halt.


The man exited the vehicle and again discharged a firearm at Garda members.

Following the use of a less than lethal device (taser) by ASU, the male suspect was arrested.

The man, believed to be in his early 20s, is currently being detained at Fermoy Garda Station under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act 1939.


No injuries were reported during these incidents.


Diversions are currently in place. A scene is also currently being preserved at Military Road, County Cork.


Investigations are ongoing.