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horror attack Taxi driver is hospitalised after being assaulted and robbed at gunpoint in Dublin

The gunman fled the scene as gardaí arrived but he was he chased on foot and arrested

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The victim was treated in James's Hospital, Dublin. Photo: Mark Condren

The victim was treated in James's Hospital, Dublin. Photo: Mark Condren

The victim was treated in James's Hospital, Dublin. Photo: Mark Condren

A man in his 20s has been arrested in Dublin after a taxi driver was robbed at gunpoint and injured in a terrifying incident in the early hours of this morning. 

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 gardaí 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' Hospital to be treated for his injuries which are 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.

“Investigations ongoing.”

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