Man arrested after threatening gardaí and smashing patrol car window

Photo: Liam Mcguire /

Gardaí were threatened by a man in possession of a hatchet and two knives this morning, before he smashed a window of the garda patrol car.

The incident happened before 5am when gardaí attached to Balbriggan garda station responded to a report of a public order incident which resulted in a man being arrested and charged for assault and endangerment, at Skerries, Co. Dublin.

On arrival at the scene, Gardaí observed a male in front of a house and in possession of a hatchet and two knives. The male proceeded to threaten Gardaí with the weapons and subsequently smashed a window of the patrol car. No injuries were reported.

Additional Garda units arrived at the scene and apprehended the male. He was arrested and taken to Balbriggan Garda Station.

The man, aged in his 30’s, has since been charged and will appear before the Criminal Courts of Justice (Court 2) this morning.

File Pic: Photo: Liam Mcguire