Dangerous Lunatic at Trinity College

Published: 18 June 1913

Samuel McConnell appeared in court today and was charged with being a dangerous lunatic, after he was arrested in the early morning at Trinity College. A former employee of the College, McConnell had tried to force his way through the front gate, but was stopped by a porter, Mr Halpin. When  challenged, McConnell told Halpin he would shoot him and produced a loaded revolver. Fortunately McConnell was wrestled to the ground and the revolver made safe. The court heard that a medical officer had certified McConnell insane, and he was ordered to be committed as a lunatic.

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