Madrid Updated:26/03/2020 17:57h
A citizen of algerian origin 37-year-old has been arrested on Thursday after assaulting a compatriot with a machete of large dimensions in the middle of the street, in front of the Central Mosque of Madrid.
The facts have occurred about 12.40 hours on calle Anastasio Herrero, in the neighborhood of Four Roads, in front of the mosque located in the number 5 of the above-mentioned way, according to have informed to Europa Press sources of the police force.
A man who carried a machete of large dimensions have been assaulted on several occasions by a male, which has led to cuts in various areas of your body, and has launched a flare to the underside of the car of the victim. The fire has been suffocated by the own neighbors of the area.
The injured, a man of algerian origin 52 years old and with multiple criminal records, including theft, has managed to take refuge in a grocery store in the area. The weapon used in the assault was not well sharpened, what has contributed to that the wounds were of a mild nature.
When the members of the patrol Group’s Operational Response of the police Station of Tetuán have come to the place, the victim has refused to file a complaint and to be cared for by health services.
The alleged perpetrator has been reduced by agents of the National Police and arrested for illegal possession of weapons, threats and damages, they have indicated to Europa Press cited police sources.
The facts have been recorded by several residents of the area and have caused the alarm among the people watching from their windows and balconies the presence of the armed man in the street.
Eyewitnesses have reported to Europa Press that the attacker was carrying a machete about 30 cm, that the detainee has thrown to the ground when it has been aware of the presence of the agents in the place. They also indicated that it was not the first time that both protagonizaban a discussion.
Translated from ABC News https://www.abc.es/espana/madrid/abci-detenido-argelino-agredir-machete-compatriota-y-lanzar-bengala-coche-202003261757_noticia.html