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One dead and one injured after a knife attack at a gas station in La Jonquère on the French-Spanish border

One dead and one injured after a knife attack at a gas station in La Jonquère on the French-Spanish border

The suspect was quickly arrested by the Mossos d’Esquadra, Catalan police.

A knife attack left one dead and one injured at a gas station in La Jonquère, a Spanish town on the French border on Saturday, October 16 at around 11:40 p.m., learned France Bleu Roussillon with the Mossos d’Esquadra, the Catalan police.

A 29-year-old man of Romanian nationality was arrested and taken into police custody. He is believed to be the one who stabbed the victim.

According to testimony collected by the Mossos d’Esquadra, three men were talking in a gas station when one of them suddenly pulled out a knife: he stabbed two other individuals before fleeing by car. One of them died of his injuries when help arrived, the second was hospitalized.

The fugitive was quickly located and arrested after the Catalan police launched several patrols in search of him. He must be brought before the Figuères court of instruction. The identity of the victims has not been released.

Renowned for its gas stations, supermarkets and hotels for truck drivers, the town of La Jonquère is also a hotbed of drug trafficking and prostitution. Its many brothels attract a large clientele, mostly French.

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