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Man Due In Court Today Following Incident In Which 2 Gardai Were Injured.

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The officers were struck in the hand and foot following a standoff

A man will appear in court today after two gardai were injured in a shooting in West Dublin.

They were shot in an armed siege in Blanchardstown on Tuesday.

Cliona O'Dwyer reports:

"The shooting happened when shots were fired at gardai in the Whitechapel Grove estate in Blanchardstown on Tuesday night.

The two officers were struck in the hand and foot following a standoff and a media blackout which lasted for several hours.

Their injuries are said to be non-life threatening.

A number of houses in the area were evacuated as gardai took cover behind a patrol car as shots were exchanged between a man and armed detectives.

Following extensive negotiations, two guns were thrown from a house.

A man in his 30s was arrested and was being questioned at Blanchardstown Garda Station.

He's due to appear before Blanchardstown District Court at half ten this morning. "

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