Two false alarms for Dundalk Gardaí on Easter Saturday
Gardaí in Dundalk responded to two major incidents over the weekend, both of which turned out to be false alarms.
Reports that three men were spotted with firearms in the Lordship area around 5.45pm on Saturday led to five Garda units, including members of the armed Regional Support Unit, being deployed to the scene.
However, it soon emerged that the three men with the guns were filming a home video with replica guns in their front garden and the operation was called off.
Around the same time members of Dundalk Sub Aqua Club, Gardaí and the Coastguard helicopter were searching the water close to the Táin Bridge amid reports that a woman had entered the Castletown River.
Gardaí later confirmed to LMFM that the search operation was carried out as a precaution after a member of the public contacted Gardaí to say that he had passed a woman sitting on the railings of the bridge. However, when he returned a short time later she was gone.
Gardaí said that nobody was seen entering the water, nobody has been recovered since and no person matching the description has been reported missing.