Man arrested after standoff with Gardaí at Dublin church

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The incident happened in St Agnes Church in Crumlin, Dublin on Wednesday

Gardaí (Irish police) and firefighters were called to a Dublin church after a man reportedly sprayed a substance in the building and on himself.

The incident happened at about 17:45 local time at St Agnes Church in Crumlin on Wednesday.

Trained Garda negotiators were involved in the operation and a spokesman said that "after a period of time" they were able to make contact with the man.

He was arrested and has been detained. No-one was injured.

The Dublin Fire Service said two fire engines, 11 firefighters and two paramedics also attended the scene.

Investigations are continuing.