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Family matter Gardaí disarmed 'abusive' scissors-wielding man during domestic incident, court told

A court heard Khamis Jamal (33) reached into his pocket and took out the pair of scissors before being restrained

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Khamis Jamal

Khamis Jamal

Khamis Jamal

Gardaí had to disarm a man who took scissors out of his pocket when they went to investigate a domestic incident that "went pear-shaped", it is alleged.

A court heard Khamis Jamal (33) reached into his pocket and took out the pair of scissors before being restrained.

Mr Jamal, with an address at Mount Andrew Court, Lucan, is accused of threatening, abusive and insulting behaviour and possession of the scissors.

Judge John King granted him bail and adjourned the case at Blanchardstown District Court. Garda Sergeant Maria Callaghan said the offences were alleged to have happened at Mount Andrew Court on September 1.

It was alleged that the accused was at the family address, and gardaí were called and met with the man who was sitting on the front steps.

Sgt Callaghan said neighbours were saying "he had a knife" and when the gardaí came, the accused "got irate".

He was allegedly aggressive, reached into his pocket and took out scissors, which were grasped in his hand when he was restrained. 

Gardaí disarmed him and family members became involved and tried to free him, Sgt Callaghan said.

The allegation was a "family matter that had gone pear-shaped, unfortunately" defence solicitor Wayne Kenny said. "I don't think the issue was with the gardaí."

Gardaí consented to bail, the court heard. "It's borderline but I accept jurisdiction," Judge King said. He remanded the accused on bail and granted free legal aid.

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