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Knife pulled in Limassol parking dispute

Romanian man who called out Greek Cypriot over parking ends up in hospital, local gets arrested


Police have arrested a 64-year-old man in connection with a physical confrontation in Limassol over a parking dispute, which ended with one man behind bars and the other one in the hospital with knife injuries.

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According to police, a Greek Cypriot male was arrested Monday early morning following assault allegations in connection with the wounding of a Romanian national.

Sources told Knews that police investigators were still trying to ascertain who was holding the knife at the beginning of the altercation

Local reports said the Romanian man had told off the Greek Cypriot man over the latter’s choice of parking space, with the two men quickly getting into an altercation.

The incident took place Sunday night on Ismet Pasa street. At one point, a knife was pulled during the incident where the Romanian got injured in the abdomen and one lung.

Sources told Knews that police investigators were trying to ascertain who was holding the knife at the beginning of the altercation, as initial reports had not been clear.

The Greek Cypriot man, who was set to appear in court Monday, told police the Romanian was drunk and used a knife to break the window of the vehicle, at which time the driver inadvertently injured him in an effort to thwart off his alleged attacker.

The Romanian male remains in critical but stable condition at Limassol General Hospital, while witness sttements against the Greek Cypriot man led to his arrest.

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