- The stabbing victim has been described locally as a 24-year-old Japanese man
- Knife attack happened shortly after 9am this morning in Dundalk, County Louth
- Two others, thought to be Irish, were attacked with iron bar in separate assaults
- Police are working to establish whether the three were terror related and linked
One person has been stabbed to death and two others have been injured in what is being described as a series of 'random attacks' in Ireland.
Gardai are said to have arrested a heavily-armed teenager born in North Africa and officers are investigating if three separate incidents are terror related.
The knife attack happened shortly before 9am in Dundalk and the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
Local sources have identified the attacker as an 18-year-old Egyptian, the Irish Times reports.
The body of one of the victims is removed from the scene of a fatal attack on Avenue Road, Dundalk this morning just after 9am
Three scenes were preserved for technical examination in Avenue Road, Inner Relief Road and Seatown, County Louth, police said.
The stabbing victim is a 24-year-old Japanese man, according to RTE, and the two injured in separate attacks are said to be Irish.
Their conditions are unknown at this stage and it is believed they were assaulted with an iron bar.
Police officers confronted and disarmed the attacker, who was said to be carrying a number of weapons.
Investigators are working to establish whether or not the knifeman knew his victims and whether the incident was planned.
Sniffer dogs were seen on the streets this morning and a forensic tent was erected on Avenue Road, straddling the pavement and the road.
Surrounding roads remained closed as police worked to establish the chain of events.
Forensic officers were seen entering and exiting the tent, and a body was reportedly seen being carried away from the scene.