Firearm seized at Limerick train station

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The man was arrested near Colbert Station with the loaded gun

GARDAI in Limerick have intercepted and arrested a man who was armed with a loaded gun and extra ammunition near the city’s train station on Monday evening.

As a result of an intelligence led operation, Gardaí from Limerick city stopped and searched a 25-year-old man, in the vicinity of Colbert Station, and found him to be in possession with a loaded firearm.

The firearm (subject to ballistic examination) was located in a backpack along with some loose ammunition, according to a garda spokesperson.

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The man was arrested near Colbert Station with the loaded gun and ammunition in a backpack

The man was arrested at the scene and taken to Roxboro Garda Station where he is currently detained under Section 30, Offences Against the State, Act, 1939/98 as amended.

Investigations are ongoing.

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