Man (33) accused of reaching into his pocket and taking out a pair of scissors
A MAN has been accused of reaching into his pocket and taking out a pair of scissors when gardai investigated a domestic incident.
Khamis Jamal was “disarmed” and arrested after he became aggressive, Blanchardstown District Court was told.
Judge John King accepted jurisdiction in the case and remanded the accused on bail.
Mr Jamal, aged 33, with an address at Mount Andrew Court, Lucan, is charged with engaging in threatening, abusive and insulting behaviour to cause a breach of the peace at Mount Andrew Court on September 1 last.
He is also accused of possession of scissors.
Sergeant Maria Callaghan said it was alleged when gardai called to the house, the accused was irate and aggressive and reached into his pocket. A pair of scissors was grasped in his hand and he was disarmed and restrained. Sgt Callaghan said other family members got involved and tried to free him from the gardai.
It was a “family matter that went pear-shaped,” Mr Jamal’s solicitor Wayne Kenny said, adding that he did not think “the issue was with the gardai.”
Judge King said it was “borderline” but he would accept jurisdiction for the case to remain in the district court.
He granted bail in the accused’s bond of €300, with no cash lodgement required. Under conditions, he must sign on three times weekly at Lucan garda station. He was granted free legal aid after Mr Kenny said Mr Jamal was on Jobseekers’ Allowance.
There was no garda objection to bail. The case was adjourned to October 21.