Wicklow man among three heroes who risked lives to stop Dublin knifeman

Baltinglass man Warren Donohoe was among the three heroes who took down the creche knifeman on Thursday.

Alan Loren-Guille from France, Caio Benicio from Brazil, and Warren Donohoe of Baltinglass, Wicklow, were the three men who bravely tackled and disarmed the vicious assailant in Dublin this week.

The attack, which took place at the Gaelscoil Cholaiste Mhuire on Dublin’s Parnell Square at around 1.30pm, sent shockwaves throughout the city and the country at large, with multiple people being treated for stab wounds, including a five-year-old girl.

And amid the subsequent riots and vandalism that took place that night in reponse to the attack, the three men have emerged as heroes in what is otherwise a truly sad and maddening turn of events.

Among those three heroes, Warren Donohoe will be familiar to many in Co. Wicklow. He witnessed the vicious and evil attack while he and his family were out in Dublin for the day and wasted no time in rushing the assailant and disarming him.

His wife Stacey Power shared an image of Mr. Donohoe’s jumper, which had been cut during the rush, but thankfully he walked away without any injuries.

Brazilian man Caio Benicio, a 43-year-old Deliveroo driver, had recently moved to Ireland following the loss of his own restaurant. Benicio, who was doing his usual rounds that afternoon, wasted no time when he saw the events unfold before him, jumping off his motorcyle and using his helmet to beat down the attacker.

And 17-year-old trainee chef Alan Loren-Guille, who is from France, bravely wrestled the knife away from the man before he could do any more damage.

While many of the victims of the attack have been released from hospital, a five-year-old girl is still in critical condition.

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