A woman who’s armed with a number of knives has barricaded herself into a building in Tralee town centre.
Gardai are in negotiations with the woman who has blocked herself into the rear of a shop in Lower Castle Street.
The area is closed to pedestrians and traffic.
The woman who’s in her early 30s and is understood to be from North Cork has been in the premises since around 4 o’clock.
There are no other civilians in the shop.
Radio Kerry’s Owen O’Shea has this report from the scene.
Tralee gardaí are diverting traffic from Castle Street when there has been a large build up.
They say motorists are being diverted down Denny Street from The Mall.