In Dublin, a knife attack injures five people, including three children

At least five people were injured in a knife attack on Thursday (November 23) in central Dublin, Ireland

In Dublin, a knife attack injures five people, including three children

At least five people were injured in a knife attack on Thursday (November 23) in central Dublin, Ireland. The scene of the attack is located near a school, in Parnell Square, very close to Dublin's main street, O'Connell Street.

According to the Irish media RTE, the police do not consider the facts to be of a terrorist nature. The five victims were taken to several hospitals in the Irish capital region.

A police spokesperson said the victims were an adult man, an adult woman and three young children. One of the children, a girl, and an adult woman are said to have suffered “serious” injuries, while the other two children and an adult man are being treated for “less serious injuries.”

The spokesperson said she is not looking for others at this time.

The Irish Times writes that the main suspect, a man, was arrested armed with a long knife, after apparently inflicting self-inflicted wounds. The newspaper adds that the motive for the attack has not yet been established.