Man dies in Dublin city centre stabbing

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Gardai Searching Findlater Place near O'Connell Street in Dublin

By Cate McCurry, Press Association

A man has died after he was stabbed during an incident in Dublin city centre.

The attack happened outside a premises in O'Connell Street at around 1.40am on Tuesday.

The victim was rushed to the Mater Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

A man in his late 20s was arrested near the scene this morning.

(Gardai Searching Findlater Place near O'Connell Street in Dublin where a man was stabbed to death in the early hours of this morning.)

 

Garda forensic collision investigators remain in the area.

Forensic officers could be seen placing broken glass bottles into garda evidence bags outside one of the hotels.

Shocked tourists and onlookers watched as investigators searched the area which is usually filled with pedestrians and traffic.

O'Connell Street, Dublin's main thoroughfare, has been closed to traffic and restrictions have been put in place effecting bus and Luas services.

Gardai are appealing for anyone with information or anyone who was on O'Connell Street in the early hours of Tuesday morning to contact them at Store Street garda station on 01 666 8000, the garda confidential line 1800 666 111 or any garda station.

 

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