Security guard stabbed, two Gardaí attacked in incident in Kildare

Security guard stabbed, two Gardaí attacked in incident in Kildare

A MAN has been arrested following a stabbing attack in Kildare which left two people injured.

The suspect is accused of stabbing a security guard in a supermarket in Kildare Town at approximately 5.30pm on Wednesday, 24 June, when he was spotted attempting to steal an item from the store.

The male security guard, aged in his 30s, approached the suspect, who produced a knife and stabbed him once before fleeing the scene in the direction of Dublin Road.

The security guard received non-life threatening injuries and was treated at the scene, according to Gardaí.

A short time later, Gardaí investigating the report later found a man matching the suspect's description walking on the Dublin Road.

As they approached the suspect, he produced two knives and attempted to assault both officers but was disarmed and arrested before being detained at Kildare Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

One arresting Garda is understood to have been injured in the attack but did not require hospital treatment.

The male suspect, aged in his 40s and who has not been named, was charged with the attack and appeared before the Kildare District Court yesterday afternoon.

Investigations into the assault are ongoing.