A man has been arrested following an aggravated burglary at a house in Terenure in Dublin last night.
A man in his 60s was confronted by at least four masked men when he answered a knock at the door of his home in Fortfield Road at around 9.30pm.
The raiders are alleged to have assaulted the man and demanded cash. The gang fled when the homeowner's wife returned and disturbed the men.
The couple's teenage son was also present during the incident.
The man was brought to St James's Hospital where he was treated for his injuries, which are not believed to be life-threatening.
Following the incident, gardaí intercepted a red van near the scene and arrested the driver.
The suspect in his 30s is being held at Terenure Garda Station.
The scene is currently being preserved for a forensic technical examination and investigations are continuing.
Gardaí are appealing for anyone who was in the Fortfield Road, Lavarna Road, Kimmage Cross Road areas between 9pm and 10pm last night or anyone who noticed a red transit type van in the area to contact Terenure Garda Station on 01-666-6400.