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Two gardaí shot following incident in Blanchardstown

A man in his 40s has been arrested after two gardaí were shot while responding to a report that gunshots had been heard in Blanchardstown yesterday evening.

Gardaí arrived at a house in Whitechapel Grove where shots were fired at them by an individual inside the house. Gunfire was exchanged with both garda officers receiving injuries to their feet while another officer received injuries to their hand.

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The man eventually surrendered at the request of trained negotiators who spoke to him for over two hours. The house was subsequently searched following the arrest, which led to the seizure of a pistol and a machine pistol.

The two gardaí were taken to Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown to receive treatment for their injuries. Garda Commissioner Drew Harris praised the two gardaí for their bravery after being the first two officers to arrive at the scene.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin also praised the two gardaí and wished them a speedy recovery. The incident, which involved the discharge of garda firearms, is currently being investigated by the Garda Ombudsman.

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