One man has reportedly been killed and another two individuals have been injured in a knife attack in Dundalk, Ireland, according to reports.
The Irish Times reports that a man has died following a stabbing incident in Dundalk, Co. Louth, in Ireland at 9 am Wednesday morning. Three crime scenes on Avenue Road, Inner Relief Road, and Seatown in the town have been sealed off as Irish Gardaí investigate the incidents.
A Garda spokesman said in a statement: “One man has been arrested and is currently detained in Dundalk Garda Station. No further details are available at present. A man has been pronounced dead at the scene.”
3News Ireland Crime and Court News Correspondent Sarah O’Connor reported via Twitter that the victim was a 24-year-old Japanese man. According to O’Connor, Gardaí are investigating whether or not the attacks are terror-related.
Early reports stated the attacker was a Syrian migrant, but the 18-year-old suspect is now reported to be of Egyptian origin.
Gardai in Dundalk continue to question an 18 year old Syrian man in connection with three separate knife attacks in The town this morning .One fatality, a 24 year old Japanese man stabbed to death on Avenue Road before 9am . Two other victims believed to be Irish #3news
— Sarah O'Connor (@sarahoc3news) January 3, 2018
Further images of the crime scenes have since been posted to Twitter:
— Niall O'Connor (@NI_ALLO) January 3, 2018
Gardaí currently have the Syrian man in custody where he can be held for up to 24 hours for questioning. Investigating Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information on the attack to contact Dundalk Garda Station on 042 9388400, the Garda Confidential Line 1 800 666 111, or at any Garda Station.