GARDAI are investigating a string of stabbing attacks this morning that has left one man dead and two others injured.
The incidents took place in Dundalk, Co Louth. One man has died after he was attacked and stabbed on Avenue Road. He is understood to be of Asian descent. His age is as yet unknown. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
It is understood that two other men - both understood to be Irish - were subsequently injured in separate attacks.
Gardaí who were called to the scene confronted and disarmed the attacker.
He has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is being detained at Dundalk Garda Station. He can be questioned for up to 24 hours. It is understood that the attacker is originally from Syria.
Gardai are investigating whether this attack was planned, or was random in nature.