MADRID, 26 Ene. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The man arrested for killing a sacristan with a machete outside the church of Nuestra Señora de La Palma in Algeciras (Cádiz) and injuring several people is a 25-year-old Moroccan, in an irregular situation and pending deportation, according to reports. informed sources of the fight against terrorism to Europa Press.
The Minister of the Interior, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, will travel to Algeciras (Cádiz) this Thursday after suspending his agenda in Stockholm, where he was scheduled to meet with his counterparts from the European Union, according to sources from the Interior to Europa Press.
The National Court has opened an investigation for crimes of terrorism, which has fallen to the Central Court of Instruction Number 6, which is the one that was on duty.
The events occurred shortly before 8:00 p.m., when this man entered the church of San Isidro de Algeciras armed with a machete and attacked the priest, leaving him seriously injured.
Later, he agreed to another church, that of Nuestra Señora de La Palma in which, after causing various damage, he attacked the sacristan. The sacristan managed to get out of the church, but was hit by the attacker outside, where he was fatally injured.
Moments later, the individual was neutralized and detained, being taken to the National Police premises.