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Man in custody following incident at Longford petrol station

Apr 10, 2022 22:04 By Shannonside News
Man in custody following incident at Longford petrol station Man in custody following incident at Longford petrol station
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The incident occurred at around 4pm and lasted approximately 40 minutes.

A man remains in Garda custody following an incident at a filling station in Longford this afternoon.

Gardai an emergency services attended the premises on the Dublin Road after 4pm following reports of a man in a distressed state in the forecourt.

Local Gardai, including members of the regional Armed Support Unit attended the scene and a man was subsequently arrested after what eye witnesses have described as a short standoff.

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The man was taken to Longford Garda station for questioning where he remains tonight.

It had been suggested locally that a weapon may have been found at the scene but this has not been confirmed by Gardai.

Investigations are ongoing.

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