More suspects detained over violent clashes

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A total of 17 Croatian nationals were apprehended across three different locations in Greece on Tuesday due to their alleged involvement in violent clashes between Greek and Croatian soccer supporters on Monday night, as reported by the Hellenic Police.

More specifically, a 20-year-old individual was taken into custody at the Kakavia border station around 4 p.m. He had boarded a bus destined for the Albanian capital, Tirana. Authorities are currently interrogating him to ascertain the extent of his participation.

Furthermore, seven more individuals were arrested in northern Greece while attempting to exit the country via the Evzones border station. Although knives were discovered in their vehicle, no additional evidence linking them to the incidents in Athens was uncovered. Nevertheless, law enforcement stated that they would present them before a prosecuting magistrate.

In the capital’s Ambelokipi neighborhood, nine people were initially brought to the Hellenic Police Headquarters (GADA). Subsequently, they were released after confirming their non-involvement in the clashes.

Meanwhile, out of the 98 individuals apprehended during the altercations on Monday night, four injured Greek nationals were released earlier on Tuesday. Three among them have already provided testimonies to the police. The remaining 94 individuals will be presented before a prosecuting magistrate on Wednesday. DNA samples will be collected from all of them in an effort to identify the perpetrator responsible for fatally stabbing a 29-year-old AEK fan during the confrontations. [AMNA]

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