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Man Arrested After Trying To Set Garda On Fire In Kildare

A man in his 20s has been arrested after trying to set gardai on fire in Kildare.

It happened in Newbridge Garda Station at 9pm last night, when a man entered the public office.

He began to spray suspected petrol on himself and at least two gardai - but was restrained as he attempted to light the liquid.

Frank Thornton, the president of the Garda Representative Association, says it's a very disturbing and traumatic incident.

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