Three children injured, at least one seriously, in Dublin knife attack

A major security incident left several people, including at least three children, with injuries in Dublin’s north inner city, The Irish Times reports.

A person of interest has been identified and a large knife has been seized at the scene on Parnell Square East. Gardaí have sealed off the scene.

At least three children have suffered suspected stab wounds, though some sources said that number may rise as more information is confirmed. The chief suspect for the knife attack has been detained and had sustained wounds believed to be self-inflicted.

Early indications suggest a man tried to attack a number of young people, including children, and that passers-by intervened. However, children, in addition to a passer-by and a man restrained at the scene have been hospitalized with injuries, including stab injuries.

The motive for the attack, which occurred close to a school on the street, has not been established.

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