BREAKING: Gardai in stand-off with armed man in Tallaght

Gardai are at the scene. FILE PHOTO
Gardai are at the scene. FILE PHOTO

The emergency response unit is at the scene of a house in Tallaght this afternoon where a stand-off between the male occupant and Gardaí continues.

It is understood that gunshots have been fired since the situation developed at 3am this morning in Deerpark, Tallaght.

Indications are that one person is inside the house and it is not a hostage situation.

Some local residents were evacuated as the drama unfolded while others have said on social media that they were warned to stay indoors.

Around 20 shots were fired and gardaí believe the shooting was indiscriminate.

The area has been sealed off and specialist units have been called in.

Trained negotiators are also on the scene as gardaí continue to try to resolve the situation, which they describe as calm.

No injuries have been reported.