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‘Diplomat’ Shoots Mugger Dead Near Olympic Park

Sky News [1]
August 5, 2016

A Russian diplomat has shot and killed a mugger who tried to rob him near the Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro, according to police.

The vice-consul was reportedly stuck in a traffic jam in the Barra neighbourhood with his wife and daughter when their car was surrounded by two motorbikes.

Police said one of the riders used a gun to smash the window on the driver’s side of the BMW and demanded the diplomat’s watch, according to Globo newspaper.

But the 60-year-old, who was apparently trained in the martial art of jiu-jitsu, dragged his assailant into the car and took his weapon before shooting him dead, it was reported.

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