A 93-YEAR-OLD pensioner from Co Louth was stabbed three times at his home near Dundalk over the weekend by a man who approached him asking for a glass of water.
According to the Irish Mirror, the elderly man was stabbed three times in the abdomen by the assailant, who approached him in the garden of his home in the village of Blackrock claiming he was thirsty.
The incident occurred at around 3pm on Saturday, August 10.
An ambulance was called to the scene by his wife with the pensioner taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda.
He subsequently underwent emergency surgery and is said to now be in a stable condition.
A man in his 30s has been arrested by Gardai and is currently being questioned in connection to the crime.
Gardai are also calling on anyone who was in the region of Sandy Lane or the Community Centre in Blackrock between 2pm and 3pm on Saturday, August 10, to call them.
The incident echoes a similar story from April 2018, in which a 79-year-old pensioner fatally stabbed a screwdriver-wielding intruder in his London home.
The victim was later identified as Irish traveller Henry Vincent.
The elderly man at the centre of the attack, Richard Osborn-Brooks, was later found to have “lawfully killed” the burglar and faced no further criminal prosecution as a result.