Dublin Gardaí appealing for witnesses after man sustains fatal stab wounds early this morning

O'Connell St remains closed both ways

Louise McCarthy

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Louise McCarthy

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This morning a man sustained fatal stab wounds in the vicinity of O'Connell Street.

O'Connell St remains closed both ways.  Bus and Luas services are also affected,  it’s still slow along the North Quays from the Four Courts through to O’Connell Bridge.

A member of An Garda Síochána, on beat duty in O’Connell Street had observed two men in the company of each other. The member of An Garda Síochána requested that these males be monitored on Garda CCTV in the area. These males were observed to engage in a physical altercation and the member of An Garda Síochána immediately responded.

On arrival the Garda observed one male had been stabbed and attempted to render first aid assisted by members of the public. The Garda had already circulated a description of the second male and a second Garda on beat patrol in the Marlborough Street area arrested the suspect.

Gardaí are urgently appealing for any information from members of the public in the O’Connell Street, Cathal Brugha Street, Marlborough Street areas between 1am to 2am  this morning, particularly any member of the public who may have taken any mobile phone footage of this incident or any mobile phone footage or dashcam footage in these streets at that time.

A man, who age is unknown,  was taken to the Mater Hospital with apparent stab wounds and was pronounced dead shortly after. The man was removed to Dublin City Morgue in Whitehall where a post-mortem is expected to take place later today by State Pathologist Dr Margaret Bolster.
Superintendent Paul Costello, Store Street Garda Station said: "An Garda Síochána are aware that this incident has caused significant disruption within Dublin City Centre this morning, and are working to minimize this disruption as quickly as possible, however An Garda Síochána is conscious that a full and thorough investigation into this fatal incident must be carried out."
 
Anyone with information should contact Store St Garda Station on 01 6668000 or the Garda Confidential line  on

1800 666111.