A hammer wielding man covered in dried blood was tackled by two plain clothes Gardai after threatening diners in Supermacs on high street in Kilkenny.
The 18 year-old male was arrested and charged with public disorder after he stole a claw hammer from the €2store and proceeded up the street to Supermacs where he engaged in threatening behaviour towards patrons.
The Gardai were called at 5 o’clock on Thursday 9th of February. An unmarked car rushed to the scene swiftly followed by a patrol car. The two undercover Gardai subdued and arrested the intoxicated man and took him to Kilkenny Garda station where he was held overnight.
On Friday morning the young man from Kilkenny city was arrested and charged under Section 6 of the Criminal Justice (Public Order) act at a sitting of Carlow district court and subsequently released on bail.