26 arrested after knife fight on Madrid train

15th September 2008, Comments 0 comments

Twenty-six people have been arrested following a violent scuffle which broke up aboard a commuter train near Madrid early Sunday morning.

15 September 2008

MADRID -- Twenty-six people, among them 14 juveniles, have been arrested following a knife fight aboard a commuter train near Madrid early Sunday morning.

The violent scuffle broke out at around 6.30am as the train neared the Puente Alcocer station on its way to the southern suburb of Mosteles.

According to witnesses, a group of Latin American youths got into an argument with two young Romanian men who were accompanied by two Peruvian girls. The two Romanians were injured, along with a third unidentified person.

Police said that in addition to the Romanians, 17 of those arrested are Colombian, six Ecuadorian, and one Bolivian.

Officers seized three knives, two of which were half a metre in length, as well as a telescopic baton. Three individuals had been wounded, including the two Romanian men.

[El Pais / Expatica]

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