Three Moroccans attack a National Police officer with acid
At 11:00am this morning (Friday) an agent of the National Police, who was off duty at the time, was attacked by three males of Moroccan nationality after they recognized him in the street, started shouting abuse at him, and then threw some unnamed type of acid into his face, causing him to be hospitalized with a serious eye injury.
According to an official police statement, the officer, who belongs to the GAC (Citizen Attention Group) that works patrolling the streets of the capital of Gran Canaria, is being treated at the Santa Catalina clinic in Las Palmas for a burned cornea and is expected to undergo emergency surgery in the next few hours.
After the attack, units from the UIP, the GAC, and the GOR of the National Police appeared in the area and carried out a search until they managed to locate, identify and arrest the three aggressors.
Two of them have documentation proving they are Moroccans aged 34 and 37 years old, and the third had no documents, but researchers are working to obtain his data.
At the time of their arrest, the agents saw that one of them was carrying a half-empty can of some type of acid or solvent, which hasn’t been officially identified yet, which is what was thrown into the face of the injured policeman.
The detainees are in custody at the National Police headquarters until they are passed over to the judicial body on duty this afternoon.
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