A MAN who allegedly brandished a knife in a city centre takeaway and threatened staff has been charged and will appear in court this morning.
The man in his 20s who was arrested in relation to a robbery at a takeaway on Georges Quay has since been charged. He is due to appear before Cork District Court this morning at 10.30am.
A statement from Gardaí said: "Shortly before midnight [on Tuesday], Gardaí in Anglesea Street received a report of a robbery. A man had entered a takeaway, armed with what is believed to a knife, and had threatened staff. He left the scene empty handed and no staff member was injured during the incident.
"Gardaí carried out a search of the area and arrested a man in his 20s on Tower Street. The knife that was believed to have been used in the incident was also seized. He was brought to Bridewell Garda Station where he is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984."