Ireland Gardaí say Dundalk attack 'random and unprovoked' - terrorism has not yet been ruled out

19:05  03 january  2018
19:05  03 january  2018 Source:   Journal.ie

Teenager who was punched getting into taxi on Stephen's Night remains in hospital

  Teenager who was punched getting into taxi on Stephen's Night remains in hospital Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the attack in Rathangan, Co Kildare.An appeal for witnesses to the attack is being made – gardaí are particularly keen to speak to taxi drivers or other motorists who may have dash-cam footage.

They said no motive had yet been established but terror was not being ruled out . A spokesman said the stabbing appeared " random and unprovoked ". The police said in an earlier statement: " Gardaí are investigating a stabbing incident in Dundalk Co Louth shortly before 9 am this morning, 3rd

"It would certainly appear to be random and unprovoked ." Gardaí say they are at the scene of a fatal stabbing in Co Louth. Thay have said a man was been pronounced dead at the scene of the incident in Dundalk which happened shortly before 9 am this morning.


GARDAÍ IN DUNDALK have described this morning’s attack in which one man was killed as ‘random and unprovoked’ – and said that terrorism has not been ruled out as a motive.

A 24-year-old man from Japan died after being stabbed shortly before 9am, while two other people were injured.

An 18-year-old man from Egypt has been arrested and is being held at Dundalk garda station.


At a press briefing this afternoon, gardaí said a motive for the attack has not yet been established.

The assailant was carrying a fencing pole when he was apprehended by uniformed gardaí this morning, who disarmed and arrested him.

“We are very interested to know who he was staying with, who he knows and what he was doing here,” gardaí told reporters.

The 24-year-old Japanese man was pronounced dead at the scene on Avenue Road.

Gardaí were called to the area shortly before 9am and have sealed off three separate crime scenes.

The other scenes being preserved are at Inner Relief Road and Seatown.

a view of a city street: Seatown upper right Inner Relief Road upper left Avenue Road bottom © Google Maps Seatown upper right Inner Relief Road upper left Avenue Road bottom

Garda sniffer dogs were deployed to the scene at Avenue Road earlier this afternoon.

More Dundalk stabbing: Egyptian teenager spoke to gardaí about asylum days before attack

  More Dundalk stabbing: Egyptian teenager spoke to gardaí about asylum days before attack A young Japanese man was killed and two other men injured yesterday morning.The 18-year-old Egyptian national was detained shortly after the attacks and remains in custody in the Co Louth town this morning.

Hacking attempt!

blog 'bryanjenkins.blogdetik.com' is not exists.

The body has now been removed from the scene and forensic tests are continuing.

Officers are carrying out door-to-door inquiries in the streets around the area.

One eyewitness who saw the response to the attack told RTÉ’s Liveline that there was a lot of garda activity in the area.

“As we were at the junction waiting to go right, we saw a garda car going very fast along the relief road, coming from the left. Basically, I pulled out and a garda car was stopped and there seemed to be a grey car stopped on front of it and another garda car sort of corralling this car in,” eyewitness Peter Hughes said.

a group of people wearing costumes © RollingNews.ie

“And there was a woman, a blonde woman, maybe 40-odd just running away from the scene and we were just looking at her wondering what she was doing.”

“There was a lot of guards coming out and they sort of ran out to the hedge and they seemed to be sort of trying to jump on someone over there.”

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact Dundalk Garda Station on 042 938 8400, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any garda station.

- With reporting from Garreth MacNamee, Rónán Duffy and Christine Bohan.

Teen charged with murder of Japanese man in Dundalk stabbing 'not fit to attend' court hearing .
An 18-year-old youth charged with the murder of a Japanese man in a stabbing in Dundalk last week was “not fit to attend” a court hearing today. Mohammed Morei, who was remanded in custody last week after he was charged with the murder of 24-year-old Yosuke Sasaki, is under-going treatment in the Central Mental Hospital (CMH), Judge Victor Blake was told.Mr Sasaki was fatally stabbed on Avenue Road shortly before 9am on January 3 last.Mr Sasaki from Ebina, west of Tokyo, worked at National Pen, a call centre in Dundalk, Co. Louth and had lived in Ireland for the past year.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks