Mass stabbing in Dublin leaves 5 wounded, including 3 children

An adult woman and a five-year-old girl suffered sever injuries and all five victims have been hospitalized. 
Dublin crime scene

A mass stabbing near an elementary school in Dublin, Ireland, on Thursday saw five people sustained knife injuries, including three children.

Eyewitness accounts described a male suspect wielding a knife, Fox News reported. The individual was ultimately subdued by civilians before police arrived. The motive for the attack remains unclear as of press time. An adult woman and a five-year-old girl suffered sever injuries and all five have been hospitalized. 

"We are all shocked by the incident which has taken place in Parnell Square. A number of people have been injured, some of them children. Our thoughts and our prayers go out to them and their families," Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar posted on X. "I have been in contact with the Minister for Justice who is keeping me updated. The facts in this matter are still emerging."

"The emergency services responded very quickly and were on site within minutes. I thank them for that. Gardaí have detained a suspect and are following a definite line of inquiry," he continued.

Thursday evening saw irate crowds turn out in the streets of Dublin amid unconfirmed reports that a person of interest in the stabbing is an Algerian national. Video footage showed demonstrators attacking police cars and set them ablaze.

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