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Man stabbed outside his Protaras home, alleged suspect arrested (Updated)


Police arrested a 38-year-old man on Thursday after he allegedly stabbed another man, aged 41, in Protaras early on the same day.

According to Famagusta police spokesperson Steve Theodoulou, officers received a call reporting a knife attack around 7.30am.

The incident took place outside the 41-year-old victim’s house, in his courtyard.

“He was transported by ambulance to the Famagusta general hospital, where doctors had to intubate and operate on him, as he was repeatedly stabbed in various parts of his body,” Theodoulou said.

Later in the morning, at around 8.15am, police received a call reporting a man brandishing a knife at a nearby hotel.

When spotted by officers, the man attempted to flee by jumping off a wall. However, he fractured his leg and had to be taken to the Famagusta general hospital as well.

He was later arrested, despite requiring surgery on his leg.

Meanwhile, the victim was transferred to the Nicosia general hospital. His condition is serious, according to Theodoulou.

Both the victim’s courtyard and the hotel area where the perpetrator was spotted have been cordoned off by the police.

Famagusta CID officers are now examining closed-circuit surveillance footage to shed light on the incident.

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