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Garda Station, Killarney







An 18 year old man is being held at Killarney Garda station following a seven hour negotiation with Gardai after he barricaded himself into a house at the Ardshanavooly estate in Killarney.

The Gardai were called to the scene at 11am where a man and another individual were in the house.

The individual subsequently left the house and uniform Gardai, an on scene Commander, two Garda negotiators and the Regional Response Unit were at the scene.

The estate was sealed off whilst the Gardai negotiated with the man.

The 18 year old Irish national barricaded himself into the house for seven hours and eventually the situation was resolved peacefully shortly after 6:30pm.

Gardaí had requested a media blackout during the seven hour standoff.

It’s understood the man is being detained under the Mental Health Act at Killarney Garda station.