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A serious incident was published in the Spanish media tonight: the Madrid police arrested a Thai boxing champion last Saturday, after he attacked four policemen in Paseo de la Castellana in Madrid.
The detainee, originally French, who visited Madrid in order to visit his brother who is studying in the capital of Spain, is a professional competitor in Thai boxing and has even won local championships.
During the attempt to arrest him, four police officers were injured and bruised in their faces and all over their bodies.
Four days after the incident, two of them are still hospitalized in the trauma department for fear of damage.
Two were released on Tuesday with serious injuries.
Some have serious injuries.
One of the police officers who was injured (photo: official website, Madrid police)
The incident happened on Saturday at 6:00 am.
The French tourist, who according to the police description is tall and sturdy (he is 1.90 meters tall), left a club - and lay down on the sidewalk.
Two police cars arrived at the scene to evacuate the man.
When one of the policemen approached him to clear him, the attacker sent him a huge kick to the chest, which "knocked the policeman off", according to the police report. After another policeman got on top of him in order to take control of him, the suspect started punching him. A third policeman joined in, and took a strong blow To the head. A fourth tried to handcuff him, and was hit in the back.
In the end, six police officers managed to take control of the suspect, handcuff him and calm him down. He is of course arrested on suspicion of assaulting police officers, it is not clear why they did not have Taser guns on them.