Dublin Stabbing – Garda believes suspects an Algerian National

Dublin Stabbing – Garda believes suspects an Algerian National

It is believed that an Algerian national is the cause of today's stabbing event in Dublin City Centre, which injured four individuals in addition to the attacker, who also included three children.

The person of interest, who is still being treated in a Dublin hospital and isn't well enough to be questioned by garda officers, is thought to be originally from the North African nation. Sources emphasized that this is merely a working assumption and that it could alter in light of further documentation research.

An Garda Sīochana made a statement about the incident that happened earlier today near Parnell Street in Dublin during a press conference this evening. During the press conference, the Gardai refused to provide any information regarding the person of interest's nationality or any other relevant details.

Although the investigation is still in its early stages, Gardai did emphasize that they do not currently suspect a terrorist purpose.

According to a Garda representative, "An Garda Síochána continues to investigate all the circumstances of a serious assault that occurred on Parnell Square East this afternoon, Thursday, November 23, 2023, shortly after 1.30pm."

“Preliminary indications are that a male attacked a number of people on Parnell Square East.

Five (5) casualties have been taken to hospitals in the Dublin Region.”

“These casualties include three (3) young children, an adult female and an adult male.”

“One girl, age 5 years, has sustained serious injuries and is currently receiving emergency medical treatment in CHI Temple Street.”

“A boy, aged 5 years and a girl aged 6 years, who received less serious injuries were brought to CHI Crumlin for treatment. The boy has since been discharged from CHI Crumlin.”

An Garda Síochána said it is providing support to the parents of all the children.

“The adult female, in her 30s, is being treated for serious injuries at the Mater Hospital.”

“An adult male, in his 50s, is also being treated for serious injuries at a Hospital in the Dublin Region.”

Gardaí say the scene of the incident remains sealed off at this time and a technical examination of the scene is ongoing.

An incident room has been established at Mountjoy Garda Station and a Senior Investigating Officer has been appointed.

“An Garda Síochána is following a definite line of Inquiry. This male, in his 50s, is a person of interest to An Garda Síochána in this investigation. An Garda Síochána is not looking for any other person at this time.

An Garda Síochána continues to have an open mind at this early stage of the investigation.

Gardaí are appealing to any person with any information on th attack to contact investigating Gardaí. Investigating Gardaí are also appealing to any person who may have mobile phone footage of the attack or the immediate aftermath to make this footage available to An Garda Síochána.

Investigating Gardaí can be contacted at Mountjoy Garda Station 01 6668600 the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.