Suspect Who Hurt 70-Year Ethnic Serb in Rijeka to Be Detained in 30-day Custody

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ZAGREB, August 25, 2019 – A 42-year-old man, who was arrested in Saturday on charges of threats and infliction of bodily harm to a 70-year-old man in Rijeka based on the victim’s ethnic background, will be detained in investigative custody for 30 days, the Rijeka police stated on Sunday.

The suspect, who is a public employee in the civil protection administration, has been also suspended from his job.

The 42-year-old man was arrested at the Rupe border crossing on Saturday morning on suspicion that he committed a criminal offence of threat in an incident in a car park in Rijeka’s suburb of Viškovo on 20 August when the suspect and the 70-year-old man had an argument about the parking place. In the incident, the suspect uttered insults against the 70-year-man based on the latter’s ethnic background and slightly injured the old man who informed the media that he had been beaten due to his ethnic Serb background.

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