Someone said :
What is all this about Blanch Centre last night?? Supposed to be a missing guy from Ennis armed with a rifle spotted in the Shopping Centre. Whole place evacuated and it looks like it was all a hoax. News very slow to come out with it.
I wonder if that was because the news was asked to not say too much until the incident was over. The purpose may have been to avoid having the media say anything that could trigger dangerous behaviour by the missing man. Better to talk somebody down than shoot them down.