Two arrested following stabbing that left Dublin city centre on lockdown

A man and woman were arrested following a stabbing incident that left Dublin city centre on lockdown on Sunday evening.

The pair were taken to Pearse st station after another man in his early 20s was hospitalised with 'non-fatal injuries'.

It is believed a fight spilled out onto the road with one witness telling Dublin Live that she thought the man was going to be "throw him into the river".

She said: "They stopped the traffic while they were fighting that’s why I looked at them and I thought they were going to throw him in to the river."

A large chunk of the Quays from O'Connell St to Capel St was closed off as emergency services attended the 'ongoing incident' while gardai are now appealing for witnesses.

A spokesperson said: "At approximately 4:40pm a man in his late 20s sustained apparent stab wounds during an incident on Essex Quay.

"He was treated at the scene by ambulance personnel and taken to St James’s Hospital. His injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

"A man and woman both in their 20s were arrested Gardaí at the scene.

"The scene in currently preserved for technical examination and Essex Quay is closed to traffic."

The area remained closed off several hours after the arrests causing traffic chaos for Christmas shoppers, particularly those in Jervis who were left queuing around an hour to get out of the car park.

Those on Parnell and Capel st were also hit with huge delays due to the diversion.

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