Updated: 27/07/17 : 10:56:08
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Man threatened to set himself alight in Dublin church

A man was taken into Garda custody following an incident at a Church in Crumlin in Dublin earlier yesterday evening. 

The man is believed to have dowsed himself and the alter with an inflammable liquid and was threatening to set himself alight.

He is understood to be Irish and in his 50's

The incident happened at St. Agnes Church at around 6.30pm.

Garda, fire and ambulance teams rushed to a church and a cordon was set up around the church which was sealed off to the public.

At around 8.40pm, the man gave himself up, gardaí said, and was taken into custody.

Two fire engines were in attendance and a number of emergency vehicles also stood by.