Armed Garda patrol jeep damaged in incident in Limerick

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23/1/2021 Story David Raleigh. A damaged armed support Garda car which collided with a black Audi in Baunacloka, Mungret, Limerick. Photograph Press 22

AN armed Garda unit and a black Audi car were damaged during an incident in Limerick this afternoon.

An Audi patrol jeep carrying members of the Garda Armed Support Unit (ASU) was damaged in a collision around 3pm, on the R510, close to St Nessans School, at Baunacloka, Mungret.
A 2008, Tipperary North (TN) registered black coloured Audi car was also damaged.
23/1/2021 Story David Raleigh. The scene where a damaged Audi collided with an armed support Garda car in Baunacloka, Mungret, Limerick. Photograph Press 22
Airbags in both vehicles we’re deployed and the jeep and car were removed from the scene for a technical examination as part of a Garda investigation.
It’s understood gardai we’re conducting a checkpoint when the armed Garda jeep was rammed.
There are no reports of injuries.
Gardai have been contacted for comment.