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Woman held hostage in Dublin house as armed gardai surround premises

The scene at Ballyogan Green, Dublin 18 this morning
The scene at Ballyogan Green, Dublin 18 this morning

A man held a woman hostage in south Dublin this morning while in the possession of a replica firearm.

Gardai from Cabinteely were called to a house in Ballyogan Green, Dublin 18 this morning at around 11:20am due to a 'disturbance'.

A number of garda units attended the scene. A Defence Forces EOD team was requested as a precaution.

A female in her 30s was held hostage in the house by a man in his 40s.

After a short period of time, the female left the house unharmed.

Negotiators were in constant contact with this man, and at approximately 3.30pm he left the house before being taken to hospital for treatment.

A replica firearm was recovered in the house.