A hostage situation in Ballyogan has come to an end. A man who claimed to have a gun and a grenade held his partner in a house for a number of hours this afternoon.
The woman, in her thirties, ran safe from the house out onto a street with armed officers about an hour after being held, while the man, who is in his forties, walked out of the house about three hours later.
A number of garda units and members of the Armed Response Unit were called to the scene. The man has been taken to hospital for treatment, and gardai have found a fake gun.
While the incident was underway, the area was locked down with no cars allowed in or out and a ban on media reporting what was happening.
Investigations are on-going.