One man killed and two injured in Dundalk stabbing

Irish police are investigating a potential terrorist incident after one man was fatally stabbed and two others wounded in the town of Dundalk.

The man who was killed was a Japanese national, while the two injured were both Irish.

An 18-year-old Egyptian man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and assault.

A definite motive has not yet been established, but chief superintendent Christy Mangan, said: “A terror attack is a line of inquiry.

“It is certainly a line that we would look at. We will endeavour to establish the suspect’s background, who they are and where they have come from and why are they here.

“Those are the very important questions we are endeavouring to ask and answer. And as to why the attacks took place, why an innocent bystander going about their work would be attacked in the middle of Dundalk in the morning slightly before 9am.

“There is nothing to suggest whatsoever that any of these people involved in the attack and the subsequent assaults were known to each other. It would certainly appear to be random and unprovoked.”

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