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Woman in her 80s hospitalized with serious injuries after ax attack in Dundalk

A man has been arrested after a woman in her 80s was rushed to hospital with serious injuries following an incident in Dundalk on Friday afternoon.

GardaĆ­ say they were alerted to the scene at a house on Glenwood Estate shortly before 1pm.

Three women were injured during the incident.

It is understood the elderly woman was attacked with an axe. She was rushed to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda with serious injuries.

The other two women were taken to Louth County Hospital for treatment.

A man was arrested at the scene and is currently detained at a Garda station in Co Louth under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

A garda spokesman added that investigations were ongoing.