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Gardai and armed support unit called to assault in Limerick city that left man hospitalised

A man in his 30s was arrested at the scene in connection with the alleged assault

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A man is being quizzed by gardai after an assault in Limerick City prompted a massive response by emergency services.

An injured man was rushed to hospital last night as numerous Garda cars as well as the armed support unit were tasked to Lord Edward Street at 11pm.

The victim, a man aged in his 40s, was brought to University Hospital Limerick with non-life threatening injuries.

Another man, in his 30s, was arrested at the scene in connection with the alleged assault and is being held at Roxboro Road Station.

A Garda spokesperson said Gardaí responded to reports of an alleged assault at a residence on Friday, January 1 at approximately 11pm.

"One male, aged in his 40s, was taken to University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries,” the spokesperson said.

“A second male, aged in his 30s, was arrested at the scene and taken to Roxboro Road Garda Station and detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.”

Gardai added: “Investigations are ongoing."

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