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A MAN has been accused of taking out a knife and asking a couple for money in a car park.

Conor Casey (37) had his case adjourned at Dublin District Court to decide how he intends to plead.

Mr Casey, from Finglas but of no fixed address, is charged with producing a knife capable of inflicting serious injury.

A garda sergeant told Judge Brian O'Shea the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) had directed summary disposal of the case at district court level on a plea of guilty only.

This was also subject to the judge considering the issue of jurisdiction.

Outlining the prosecution's case, a garda sergeant said the incident was alleged to have happened at Fleet Street car park on July 1, 2018.

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Two members of the public said a man who was unknown to them produced a knife and asked them for money.

The court heard there was no evidence that there was any threat of violence used.

Judge O'Shea said the evidence was that a couple rang gardaí and said "there's a man here with a knife asking us for money" and if the DPP had directed summary disposal, she "obviously had more information".

The judge told the court he would accept jurisdiction to allow the case remain in the district court if Mr Casey pleads guilty.

Defence solicitor Danica Kinane asked for prosecution statements to be disclosed and the judge remanded the accused on continuing bail to a date in May.

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