FM104 calls Gardai after violent threats

Gardai and security guards were called at FM104 in Dublin’s Docklands after a man threatened staff looking for Chris Barry and his producer Thomas Crosse.

Chris Barry’s producer Thomas Crosse, known as Crossy said: “A man came into reception looking for myself and Chris. He started off being very confrontational to the receptionist. When Katie said we weren’t here he said he’d wait until we arrived. He was very erratic, to a point where two members of FM104 came over to Katie to see what the problem was. The staff members then approached this guy. This is when he up’d a notch – squaring up to the lads and shouting abuse. He also said he wanted to ‘beat us up’, ‘break our legs’ yet wouldn’t say what we had done to offend him.”

Security was then called, who escorted him off the premises. The man said he’d be back for Chris and Thomas.

Thomas continued: “The Gardai got in touch with us after the show, making sure we were ok and we had transport waiting outside.

“Obviously I was a bit shaken up by it bur Chris took in in his stride.”

Chris Barry took over the FM104 Phone Show in September last year from Adrian Kennedy and Jeremy Dixon, who are starting their new show at 98FM today.

A station spokesperson told RadioToday security had been stepped up at the station since the incident on Thursday.

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