Wednesday 19 September 2018

Man accused of making knife threats

Daryl Sullivan at Blanchardstown District Court
Daryl Sullivan at Blanchardstown District Court

This is the young man accused of threatening his family with two kitchen knives.

Daryl Sullivan (27) is also alleged to have threatened to kill any gardai who came near him.

Armed detectives from the Emergency Response Unit (ERU) were allegedly called to the scene to subdue him.

Judge David McHugh adjourned the matter to next ­February for the book of ­evidence after he previously refused ­jurisdiction of the matter.

The accused, of Oakview Avenue in Hartstown, appeared before Blanchardstown District Court charged with possession of two knives and with producing the knives during a dispute at Oakview Court on July 20.

Mr Sullivan is further accused of assaulting Garda Stewart Gleeson and resisting arrest by Garda Stephen Byrne.

In relation to the allegation, Sergeant Maria Callaghan previously alleged Mr Sullivan threatened members of his family with two knives.

Sgt Callaghan claimed gardai were called and they encountered Mr Sullivan, who had a knife in each hand.


The sergeant alleged Mr Sullivan beckoned gardai to enter the house, telling them he was going to use the knives.

Sgt Callaghan said officers retreated and called for armed assistance.

She claimed Mr Sullivan fled into neighbouring gardens and on to Oakview Drive with two knives.

Sgt Callaghan claimed the ERU helped to subdue Mr Sullivan, who violently resisted arrest and assaulted a garda.

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