The condition of a 41-year-old man injured at his Protaras residence on June 8 has shown improvement as he receives treatment at Nicosia General Hospital. Meanwhile, a 38-year-old man, suspected of involvement in the case, has been placed under seven-day detention since Friday.
According to Famagusta Police Department spokesperson Steve Theodoulou, "The victim's health is now stable, and he has been taken off the ventilator, moving from the Intensive Care Unit to the Trauma Clinic."
Theodoulou stated that the police investigation is ongoing, with the suspect being questioned and providing his own account, which is currently under investigation. A statement from the victim is expected to be obtained, and authorities are analyzing closed-circuit video surveillance footage and conducting scientific tests on the evidence collected.
A court warrant was issued for the arrest of the 38-year-old, and a detention procedure took place on Friday, June 9, at Famagusta General Hospital.
Recalling the incident, on June 8 around 7:45 am, a report was received about an injured individual at a residence in Protaras. Members of the Famagusta CID and Paralimni Police Station promptly arrived at the scene, where they discovered a 41-year-old man with multiple injuries.
The injured man was transported by ambulance to Famagusta General Hospital, where it was determined that he had suffered several open wounds to his chest, back, abdomen, neck, and face. He was later transferred, while intubated, to Nicosia General Hospital for further treatment.
Additionally, at approximately 7:45 am on the same day, another injured person was reported at a public open space in Protaras. This individual, allegedly possessing a knife with possible traces of blood, was located by the Famagusta CID. The 38-year-old man had sustained a serious leg injury.
The injured man was taken by ambulance to Famagusta General Hospital, where it was discovered that he had an open fracture of the right leg and required surgery.
After recovering the knife, the police conducted examinations that revealed the alleged involvement of the 38-year-old in injuring the 41-year-old. During his attempt to flee the scene, the suspect fell and injured his own leg. A court warrant was issued for the arrest of the 38-year-old, and a detention procedure took place on Friday, June 9, at Famagusta General Hospital. The court granted a 7-day detention order against him.
The 38-year-old is currently under investigation for several offenses, including attempted murder, carrying a knife outside the home, carrying a weapon to cause terror, carrying an offensive instrument, as well as possession and use of class A and B controlled drugs (cocaine and cannabis).
[With information sourced from CNA]