Middle-aged man detained in Mallorca for games hall stabbing

VICTIM: A 39-year old man was knifed in the stomach. CREDIT: Shutterstock

A 54-YEAR old is under arrest for stabbing another man during a brawl at the entrance to a Palma games hall in the early hours of Sunday.

The 39-year old victim was hospitalised and was reported to be in a serious condition after he was knifed in the stomach.

Police were alerted to the stabbing incident by a number of calls from members of the public. When officers arrived they found the victim with his clothes covered in blood and immediately called an ambulance.


Witnesses reported that the aggressor was still in the area. Officers caught up with and identified the suspect. They found a knife in his back trouser pocket.

Spanish press said he admitted to the stabbing, saying it was because he had been pushed.

According to Spanish media the detainee had been bothering customers and staff at the establishment in the Calle Sindicat area, daring them to take him on in a fight. When he had a go at a female employee who told him to watch his behaviour the victim attracted his attention and the two men stepped outside, where they carried on arguing and that’s when the stabbing allegedly took place.

The 54-year old is now facing charges of attempted homicide.


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