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Man arrested in Ballina after barricading himself in a local business and threatening self harm

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GARDAÍ IN BALLINA, Co Mayo have arrested a man in his thirties after he barricaded himself inside a business in the town and threatened to injure himself with a knife. 

“Gardaí in Ballina responded to reports of a male brandishing a knife in a threatening manner in the Market Square area of Ballina, Co Mayo this evening at approximately 6pm,” a garda spokesperson said. 

After arriving on the scene, Gardaí followed the man and he proceeded to barricade himself inside a business nearby while threatening to harm himself. 

“No other persons were in the business premises at the time,” gardaí said. 

Gardaí said they had brought the incident to a conclusion and the man has been arrested and taken to a Garda Station in County Mayo.

Investigations are ongoing.