Audience injured in Dublin theatre attack

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Four audience members have been injured in a pepper spray attack in Dublin’s Tivoli Theatre when a man jumped on stage and started using the chemical repellent without warning.

The attack occurred last night just after the interval of a tenth anniversary performance by a local stage school and led to the theatre being evacuated as a precaution.

Gardai arrested a 29-year-old man in connection with the attack and a woman in her late 20s for public order offences. The motive for the attack remains unclear. None of the affected audience members are believed to have suffered permanent injuries.

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