Special court sitting following standoff

Mary Cody

Reporter:

Mary Cody

A man in his 20’s was remanded in custody at a special sitting of Kilkenny District Court today following his arrest in the Bishop Birch area of the city yesterday evening.

A man in his 20’s was remanded in custody at a special sitting of Kilkenny District Court today following his arrest in the Bishop Birch area of the city yesterday evening.

He was charged with public order offences and offences under the firearms and offensive weapons act following his arrest yesterday shortly before 6pm.

As a result of a call to a house in the area gardai were confronted by a man suspected of being armed with a knife.

The roadway in the immediate vicinity was closed off for a short period to ensure public safetybefore the arrest was made.