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Probe underway Man dies after being shot by gardai in Dublin

An investigation is underway following the incident, which happened in a housing estate in Clonee on the Dublin/Meath border at around 1pm.

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(Photo by Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

(Photo by Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

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(Photo by Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

A man who was shot by Gardai after he threatened them with a knife during a major incident today has died.

An investigation is underway following the incident, which happened in a housing estate in Clonee on the Dublin/Meath border at around 1pm.

The Sunday World understands the 27-year-old man was shot three times during the incident.

It is understood the incident began when the man threatened staff at a nearby shop in Hartstown.

Uniformed gardai were called to the scene and a foot chase began.

The man proceeded to threaten the unarmed officers with a knife, a garda spokesperson revealed.

Armed officers were then called to the scene and the man continued to act in a threatening way.

It is understood the man was tasered at the scene and pepper sprayed but still refused to comply with garda direction to drop the knife

It is understood that a number of shots were discharged by officers.

A Garda spokesperson said in a statement: “Members of the Armed Support Unit arrived at a scene in Manorfields Drive, Dublin 15.

"The Armed Support Unit were also threatened with a knife and implemented a graduated policing response where the use of less-than-lethal force options was initially administered in an effort to resolve the incident. The less-than-lethal use of force options were unsuccessful, and a number of shots were discharged from an official Garda firearm at approximately 12.35pm."

The man was treated at the scene by Armed Support Unit paramedics and Dublin Fire Brigade paramedics. He was taken to Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown, where he was pronounced dead this afternoon.

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission have been notified of the incident and are currently in attendance at the scene.

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