Spain police arrest man accused of stabbing Atletico fan

Spain police arrest man accused of stabbing Atletico fan
Spain police arrest man accused of stabbing Atletico fan

Spanish police say they have arrested a man suspected of stabbing an Atletico Madrid fan before a Copa del Rey match.

Authorities say the 40-year-old suspect was taken into custody early Thursday and will be charged with attempted murder.

He is accused of stabbing a 22-year-old man three times in a fight near the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium before Atletico’s 2-1 loss to Sevilla in the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarterfinals on Wednesday.

The suspect’s name was not released.

The injured man was taken to a hospital in serious but stable condition and underwent surgery overnight. His condition on Thursday was not immediately available.

Police said the confrontation took place in front of a bar usually attended by ultra groups. Authorities say they don’t believe Sevilla fans were involved in the fighting.

Source : News Agencies