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Dublin Stabbing Leaves 5 Hospitalized, Including 3 Children

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DUBLIN – Three young children were injured during a violent ​knife attack in central Dublin on Thursday. The police ⁢stated that they would ‍look into all possible⁢ motives​ for the attack, including⁣ whether it could be linked to any act ​of‌ terror.

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The event caused tension between‌ police and anti-immigrant protesters. They quickly flocked to the scene on O’Connell Street, ⁢igniting clashes with riot police. The chaos resulted ⁢in a double-decker bus⁤ and police car ⁣being set on fire, while a nearby Holiday Inn hotel and a McDonald’s restaurant had their windows ‌smashed.

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The 5-year-old‍ girl who suffered severe⁤ injuries was taken to an emergency. Additional relief aides were also rendered‌ to a man in his late 40s -‍ who might have been a‍ perpetrator – after claiming that ‍he ‌sustained serious injuries. According to authorities, they‌ do ‍not suspect any other suspects at the moment.

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Police Chief Drew Harris said that no motives were ⁢disregarded for this event. “As​ I’ve said‍ from the beginning, all possibilities should be considered in determining the cause of‍ this attack,” he emphasized in ⁤a press conference, where he likewise confirmed that⁣ terrorism is not suspected based on current evidence. “Until we have a solid motive, we should all keep an open mind about what possibly caused this violence.”

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The incident occurred at approximately 1:30 p.m. at ⁣Parnell Square, ‌where the perpetrator assaulted multiple​ people. However, this event ‍was put to a stop‌ by the locals who⁣ responded during its early stages.

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The attack resulted in a number of casualties, including a woman in her 30s ‍who also ⁤endured severe injury. In contrast, the two (2)‍ other children, ages 5 ⁢and 6 respectively, experienced more minor injuries. At present, ⁢the‍ boy has already been discharged from the hospital; however, the street remains cordoned off ​as of 6 p.m.

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Moreover,​ around 50⁢ anti-immigrant ​protestors abruptly caused chaos ‌when they breached ​through the police barrier. Some of ‍them shouted slurs such as⁢ “get them out,” ‍while ⁣one ⁤of⁤ them damaged a police‌ car mirror. Another demonstrator even waved an Irish flag, compounding the ‍confusion that has ‌already unfolded.

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Meanwhile,‌ a portion⁢ of the protesters began hurling⁤ fireworks and various objects at‍ the riot police⁣ force deployed as‌ reinforcements. Several protesters also demolished police cars, leading the consul to express his dismay ‍towards⁢ the situation.‍ “It’s very pathetic to ‍witness‌ such an unnecessary event. These mindless buffoons were triggered by their extremist principles, which ⁣led ​them to lash ⁣out ⁤in violent manners,”⁤ he clarified.

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The⁤ authorities cannot‌ yet disclose any specific information about⁣ the people involved, ⁤as per procedural protocols. However, a group of migrant-rights activists, who participated in peaceful rallies⁤ earlier this week, believed that the authorities ‌had prematurely judged the cause‌ of the attack.

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The situation brought worry to a school near the vicinity.​ Nevertheless,‌ Superintendent Liam Geraghty confirmed that the location played no bearing during the attack on the group of people.

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Anthony Boyle, a 31-year-old IT consultant who was passing ‍by at ‍the⁤ time of the incident shared, ⁢”I remember seeing a young girl ⁣crying, lying on the ground.”

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He continued, “The entire ⁣ordeal was a mess—women screaming, men in tears, and even more wailing sounds from everyone.”

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Prime ⁢Minister Leo Varadkar released a statement condemned the situation, saying that he,​ too, was shocked and saddened⁤ by the incident.

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