Updated: 23/10/17 : 10:31:27
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Armed garda manhunt in Tallaght for carjacker gunman

Searches are being carried out around Jobstown in Tallaght in Dublin for a man who is believed to be armed.

The search is taking place following a number of armed incidents in the area this morning.

There appears to have been some kind of violent row - it may be domestic, that has not been confirmed - but it escalated. Gardaí are now searching for a man who they suspect is armed with a firearm.

A number of cars, possibly as many as three, were hijacked. The person they are searching for may have hijacked one car and then abandoned that and gone to a second, and third, car.

The situation is still unfolding.

Gardaí are asking the public to contact Tallaght Garda Station on 01-6666000 the emergency number 999 or 112 if they have any information or see anything suspicious.