Airport stabbing suspect had been showing signs of ‘strange behaviour’ leading up to attack

A source has stated that the accused, an African migrant who had been living legally in Ireland for over 15 years, had been showing signs of strange behaviour before attacking the victim.

A man in his 50s is still recovering in Beaumont Hospital following a vicious and unprovoked attack outside Dublin Airport’s Terminal 1. His injuries are serious but not believed to be life-threatening.

The attack took place in Terminal 1’s outdoor smoking area at around 11:30am, and the accused is believed to have used a penknife to stab the victim seven times in the neck and torso.

The accused, who is also in his 50s, was arrested shortly after the alarm was raised. He remains in custody at a North Dublin garda station.

A garda spokesman said “Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this incident to contact them. Any pedestrians or road users who were in the vicinity of Terminal 1 between 11am and 11.45am this morning, Sunday 17th September 2023, and who may have camera footage (including dash cam) are asked to make this available to investigating Gardaí.

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