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Dublin shopping centre evacuated following 'armed man' sighting

Blancardstown Centre in Dublin was evacuated on Wednesday night (1 November) after police received reports that an armed man was sighted on the premises.

The shopping centre, which is home to 180 stores and three retail parks, was shut down at around 5:30pm when a teenager possessing firearms was said to have been seen in the area.

It remained closed to the public for the rest of the evening though staff were permitted to re-enter at around 8pm when the man was not located, the Irish Times reported.

The centre re-opened as normal on Thursday morning (2 November), and no arrests have been made. 

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