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Dundalk stabbing victim was Japanese

Dundalk stabbing victim was Japanese

Initial reports into the stabbing incident on the Avenue Road in Dundalk today suggest the deceased victim may have been Japanese.

A male was fatally stabbed and two others injured during the incident outside the Medebawn estate around 9am.

It is suggested that the victim is Japanese while initial reports also suggest the attacker was from Egypt. It was understood he was disarmed by Gardaí.

The other two victims injured in subsequent attacks are both said to be Irish.

Gardaí remain at the scene with forensic examinations taking place. The road is expected to remain closed for much of the day from its junction with the Inner Relief and St Alphonsus Roads.

Scenes are being preserved at Avenue Road, Inner Relief Road and Seatown, a garda spokesman said.

“One man has been arrested and is currently detained in Dundalk Garda Station. No further details are available at present,” a garda spokesman said.

“A man (age unknown) has been pronounced dead at the scene.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact Dundalk Garda station on (042) 9388400, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station.