A man is due in court in Mullingar this morning (Thursday) in connection to an incident at a shop in Longford town yesterday.
It’s understood the male suspect entered the shop on Main Street armed with a knife.
Gardai, who were on patrol in the area, were quickly on the scene however where they apprehended the man and conveyed him to Longford Garda Station for questioning.
The Leader understands however, the incident is being viewed with some sensitivity by gardai who are not treating the matter as attempted robbery.
Staff inside the store were unharmed.
For more on this story, see next week’s Longford Leader.