Man Arrested Following Car-Jacking Incident In Laois

He forced a man to drive him from Limerick to Portlaoise.

A man has been arrested after a hijacking incident in Laois.

The incident began when a man, sitting in his car in the O'Malley Park area of Limerick, was asked for a lifted by another man at about 5pm on Easter Sunday.

During the journey, the passenger threatened the driver with what's believed to a knife and demanded he drive him to Portaloise.

The driver managed to jump from the car as they approached a petrol station in Portlaoise. 

He received minor injuries but was able to raise the alarm. 

Gardaí arrested a man aged in his late 20s in Tallaght, shortly after 9 o'clock that night.

He's appearing before Kilmallock District Court in Limerick this evening.

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