Mask rage bus attack in Spain

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Mask rage bus attack in Spain
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Mask rage bus attack in Spain. An off-duty policeman was beaten up in the attack.

An off-duty National Police inspector stepped in and asked a bus passenger to wear a mask. The man flew into a rage and attacked the officer. The shocking attack took place on Sunday, October 17. The attack occurred inside a city bus in the Aragonese capital.

The attack took place early in the morning on Avenida de Madrid. The inspector had asked a young man on a Zaragoza bus to follow coronavirus regulations. He asked the man to put on his mask as he was using urban public transport.

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When the inspector identified himself as a police officer the man became aggressive. He threatened the officer. He then hit him in the chest. He finally managed to knock the off-duty officer to the ground.

According to sources from the Aragon Police Headquarters, the attacker has not been arrested yet. He fled the scene of the incident after the attack.

The off-duty police officer was injured. He needed to be treated in hospital. He received an injury to his eye during the mask rage attack.



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Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Formerly she worked in the NHS for 15 years until relocating to Spain in 2018. She loves the Spanish lifestyle, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains in Almeria, where she loves being part of a rural community that has a mix of both expats and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.

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