Man arrested in Fuerteventura for repeatedly stabbing his roommate after an argument

2020/09/22 16:59:20 Written by Canarian Weekly Fuerteventura

The National Police have arrested a 31-year-old man in Puerto del Rosario in Fuerteventura, accused of repeatedly stabbing his roommate in the back, face and chest during an argument in the house they lived in.

The police were alerted by an emergency 091 call informing of a ‘brawl’ with a knife inside a house in Puerto del Rosario. The officers who went to the scene found a man outside on the street with numerous cuts on his face, back and chest, who identified himself as the victim of the attack, and told the officers that during an argument with his roommate, he had been repeatedly stabbed with several knives.

An ambulance was dispatched to the site, which took the injured man to a medical centre in the capital for treatment, and after conducting a search in the surroundings, officers found the two bladed weapons used in the attack.

Several hours later, the man identified as alleged perpetrator of the attack appeared at the Puerto del Rosario Police Station, to hand himself in for the incident.

After further investigation, the police were able to link the arrested man to a violent robbery committed at the end of August, in an inhabited house in the Fuerteventura capital.

The detainee, in the company of a third resident of the house, had forcibly entered the building where they were surprised by its owner, leading to a struggle after which they fled from the scene of the crime. Later on the other man was located and arrested by police for his participation in the robbery.

Once the corresponding police report was completed, the detainees were placed at the disposal of the competent Judicial Authority.