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A man arrested yesterday after a taxi man was robbed at gunpoint in Dublin has been charged.

The suspect, who is in his late 20s, will appear in court in relation to the incident that occurred in the early hours of Wednesday, at Mill Street in Dublin 8.

He is due to appear before the Criminal Courts of Justice, Dublin, Court number 4, at 10.30am.

It had earlier been reported that the taxi driver, who is aged in his late 30s, was waiting on a pickup outside student accommodation on Mill Street at approximately 2.45am, when a lone man, armed with a firearm, pointed it at him and demanded money.

The driver was then assaulted and struck in the face and body as the attacker managed to take a number of items of property.

The gunman fled the scene as gardai arrived but he was he chased on foot and arrested. All the property was recovered, along with the firearm.

The taxi driver was taken to St James's Hospital to be treated for his injuries which were described as non-life threatening.

“The male suspect (late 20s) was taken to Kevin Street Garda Station where he is currently detained under Section 30 Offences Against the State Act, 1939,” gardai said yesterday. “Investigations are ongoing.”

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