A WOMAN who died after being attacked with a samurai sword in her home in Dublin yesterday has been named as 57-year-old Jean Eagers.
Gardaí were called to a house in Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 yesterday, where members of the Armed Support Unit had to use force to enter the residence to try and assist Ms Eagers, who was being viciously attacked with a samurai sword and a meat cleaver.
Her husband, William Eagers, 60, has been named as the suspect in her murder, according to The Irish Independent.
He is currently being detained in Blanchardstown Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.
It is believed the couple's son, who is in his 20's, partially witnessed the attack and raised the alarm, but despite the best efforts of emergency services, Ms Eagers sadly passed away from her injuries.
Gardaí seized several weapons from the house in Willow Wood, Hartstown, including a samurai sword and a meat cleaver which are believed to have been used in the mother-of-two's murder.
Local sources told Dublin Live that loud bangs and shouts could be heard as Gardaí arrived to subdue Ms Eagers' attacker, with one neighbour telling the outlet they had initially thought they heard gunshots.
“It’s not something you would expect here," one local told Dublin Live. "It’s normally a very quiet street."
A murder investigation is underway.