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02 Dec 2021

Man arrested after armed hostage in Ballybofey

Garda

A man has been arrested following a suspected firearms incident in Ballybofey.

Some neighbours in the area of Knock are understood to have been asked to leave their homes for a period. Those with no alternative arrangements were advised to stay indoors.

Donegal Live understands that a hostage situation developed with one man believed to have been armed with a gun.

“Gardaí attended the scene of an incident at a domestic dwelling near Ballybofey, County Donegal, on the afternoon of Monday, 8th November, 2021,” a Garda spokesperson told Donegal Live.

“One man has been arrested on suspicion of firearms offences and is currently being detained at Letterkenny Garda Station.

“No further information is available at this time.”

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