Martin 'The Viper' Foley arrested following altercation in Dublin city shopping centre
Career criminal Martin 'The Viper' Foley was today arrested after being involved in an altercation in a shopping centre in Dublin.
The veteran criminal was arrested by Gardai at lunchtime in the Ilac Centre following an altercation in a jewellery shop.
Foley (64) was detained along with another man after being subdued by several security guards following the altercation, the nature of which is still unknown.
Gardai confirmed this evening the arrest of a 64-year-old man and a 37-year-old man over the incident.
Reports suggest Foley was involved in a false imprisonment dispute but these allegations have not been confirmed.
The 64-year-old has a long history of involvement but only recently got married and had a child. He has more than 40 convictions, some for assault, robbery, and possession of threatening weapons.
Before settling down, he was the subject of four attempted assassinations, and has been shot over a dozen times.