A TEENAGER has been arrested in connection with an incident at Howth Junction in which a woman fell on to the train tracks.
The boy, who has not been named due to his age, was arrested on Tuesday as part of a Garda investigation into the incident, a video of which was widely shared on social media.
He is the fourth boy to be arrested as part of the investigation into the incident which took place around 9pm on 1 April this year.
The woman involved was lucky to escape with her life after a hooded teenager appeared to knock her down onto the railway line as she ran for a train.
In the video, she can be seen falling underneath the waiting locomotive and onto the tracks below.
Same scumbags that were in Malahide jumping around the car made a women trip under a fucking train at howth junction. Poor woman, must have scared the fuck out of her and the people who pulled her off the tracks. @loreillysf @DMitchellTD @GardaTraffic @AodhanORiordain pic.twitter.com/JQuuNwWsDD
— Wayne (@LifeandtimesM) May 3, 2021
A young man can be seen using the wheel of his bicycle to trip up the woman, an act that could very well have killed her had it not been for a number of quick-thinking passers-by.
Once she falls beneath the train, some horrified on-lookers rush over before a rail-worker eventually pulls the woman up and back onto the platform to safety.
The teenagers, most of whom look unfazed by the whole ordeal, can be seen casually making an escape.
Three teenage boys aged between 13 and 16 years were arrested last week on suspicion of violent disorder under the Public Order Act, 1994; all were released without charge.
The fourth boy has been released as Gardaí prepare a file to be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), The Irish Times reports.
Investigations are ongoing, both into the incident and how the CCTV footage was made public, An Garda Síochána have confirmed.