Gardaí have launched an appeal for information after a man, believed to be carrying a knife, approached a 12 year old boy in Dungloe.
The incident took place on Quay Road, near the junction of Cnocnageeragh Road, at around 3pm yesterday, Supt. David Kelly told the Democrat today.
The boy was walking along Quay Road when a man who was brandishing a knife approached him from a side lane.
Alarmed, the boy ran away and made it safely to his home. He was very upset and distressed, Supt. Kelly said.
The man is described as being 6' 1-2" tall, with a bit of weight around his midriff. He was also described as wearing a black top, dark blue jeans, a black baseball cap and dark brown boots.
"We do believe that it was a knife that the man was carrying and we are treating the incident as being as serious as it seems," Supt. Kelly said. "If, however, it was some kind of prank, we would ask the man involved to contact us as soon as possible.
"A number of witnesses have already come forward but we are also appealing to anyone else who was in the area at the time, saw a man fitting this description, or has any other information, no matter how seemingly insignificant, to ring Dungloe or Milford Garda stations on 074 9521000 or 074 9153067," the Supt. concluded.