Witness appeal after hit-and-run collision and attempted hijacking in Tallaght

GARDAI are appealing for witnesses following a hit-and-run collision and the attempted hijacking of a car in Tallaght last night.

Shortly before 9pm on Monday, June 17, a collision involving two cars occurred on Cookstown Way.

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In a statement issued today, a Garda spokesperson said: “One of the cars involved came to a stop having crashed into a bollard.

“The driver of the car fled the scene on foot before attempting to hijack a car at knife point a short distance away at Watergate estate.

“Significant damage was caused to the other car involved in the collision but it’s understood the driver, a woman in her 30s, escaped injury.”

Local detectives and Armed Support Unit (ASU) members were alerted to both incidents, and during a follow-up operation located a man armed with a knife at nearly Rosebank estate.

“As Gardai attempted to approach the man he inflicted a number of knife wounds to himself”, the Garda spokesperson said.

“Non-lethal force options were used by ASU members to apprehend the individual safely.

“Gardai administered first aid to him before rushing him to Tallaght Hospital, where he is continuing to recover.

“His injuries are not life threatening.”

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Tallaght Garda Station on 6666000 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

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