A man has been arrested following a number of violent incidents in Tallaght. Six cars were stolen and a man was injured during the course of events which began early this morning.
Events began at around 6 this morning in Brookview in Tallaght when a man was involved in a domestic dispute.
He then took his girlfriend’s car crashed it, hijacked another car and also crashed that one – before forcing his way into a family’s home, where he hit a man in the head with a machine pistol and stole his car.
The suspect went to ground before stealing a further three cars in or around the Naas Road - including one at a car showroom.
The man then drove into Citywest at around 2pm, and crashed a merc which he was now driving, and then ran into the shopping centre with a gun - terrifying people inside.
A number of officers tackled the man to the ground outside the centre and arrested him and a gun was recovered.
He’s been brought to Tallaght Garda Station for questioning and a firearm has been recovered.