Two men arrested over Kiltoom incident

Two men, both aged in their 20s, were arrested at a property in Athlone on Easter Monday in connection with an incident which occurred at Kiltoom on Thursday night, March 25th.

Gardaí from the Roscommon District Detective Unit searched a house in Athlone on Monday as part of investigations into the incident on Thursday, March 25th near Kiltoom Cemetery on the N61.

During this incident, a motorist in his 20s was signalled to pull over by a vehicle with blue lights travelling behind him. Believing the vehicle to be the Gardaí, the driver pulled over but quickly left the scene when two people approached his vehicle.

Gardaí said last week that no firearm was produced and no threats were made during the incident. However, it is understood that imitation firearms and other items were recovered during the follow-up search in Athlone on Monday.

The two men arrested during Monday’s search were taken to Athlone Garda Station, where they were detained under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act, 1939.

The men have since been released without charge and a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions. Investigations are ongoing.