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Man rushed to hospital after stab attack in Dublin city centre

Crime DeskBy Cathal McMahon
The attack took place at Sackville Place, Dublin city (Image via Google Maps)
The attack took place at Sackville Place, Dublin city (Image via Google Maps)

A man was taken to hospital last night after he was stabbed in the stomach just yards from Dublin's O'Connell Street.

Emergency services were called to the scene, near a taxi rank, on Sackville Place at approximately 9.45pm.

The victim, a 51-year-old man, suffered an apparent knife injury to the left side of his abdomen.

Sources said he contacted emergency services himself by dialing 999.

A spokesman for Dublin Fire Brigade said that an ambulance, fire engine and an advanced paramedic attended the scene.

The victim was taken by ambulance to the Mater Hospital, where he was being treated last night.

Gardai in Store Street have launched an investigation into the attack.

Via Independent.ie