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Luke Piskorski  "saw things that were quite traumatic" and was stuck in the subway for hours on 9/11, the court heard

Luke Piskorski "saw things that were quite traumatic" and was stuck in the subway for hours on 9/11, the court heard

Luke Piskorski "saw things that were quite traumatic" and was stuck in the subway for hours on 9/11, the court heard

A PUBLIC order offender who drunkenly demanded to be brought to the US embassy in Dublin was suffering from PTSD after the 9/11 attack on New York, a court has heard.

Luke Piskorski (38), who admitted a series of charges, had his case further adjourned at Dublin District Court for a probation report.

Previously, the court heard he was aggressive and used a "number of expletives" when he was found lying on the ground outside Mountjoy garda station on September 15 last year. When lifted to his feet, Piskorski, of Cabra Road, stumbled and shouted that he "wanted to be brought to the American embassy".

On May 29, he was found lying of the floor in Kevin Street station, drinking from a container of alcohol.

On October 7, at the Holiday Inn Express, Dublin 1, gardaí found him heavily intoxicated and he stated he had drunk two bottles of rum.

The accused, from Poland, went to the US as a child but never became a citizen, the court heard. He had been in Ireland for 11 years but his family were still in the US, he could not return to them and was in "a real predicament".

Defence solicitor Brian Doherty told Judge Bryan Smyth the accused was suffering from post-traumatic stress caused by 9/11. Piskorski had been "in the vicinity", he "saw things that were quite traumatic" and was stuck in the subway for several hours.

The accused had serious issues with alcohol and had only started picking up charges recently, Mr Doherty told the court.

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