A young immigrant breaks into a police station of the Mossos de Gerona armed with a knife

After two minutes of great tension, the Mossos managed to reduce and arrest the man by using the taser gun

The agents of the police station of the Mossos de Esquadra de Banyoles (Gerona) lived two minutes of panic, this Monday, when a 21-year-old immigrant broke into the facility armed with a knife large. The events, as OKDIARIO has learned, took place around a quarter past eleven in the morning.

According to police sources, consulted by this newspaper, the man who has been hospitalized in a psychiatric center, and who in the next few days will go to court, appeared at the police station to request information. Once inside the waiting room, attended from an armored room by an agent, he took out a large knife and began to threaten the policemen.

Thanks to the help of the local Banyoles police, whose facilities are attached to those of the Mossos, the agents managed to neutralize the man by using the taser pistol. Once he was reduced, he could be detained and transferred to the Marti Julià Hospital Park in Salt (Gerona), where he was admitted for possible mental problems.

In a few days, when the health workers consider that he is ready, the Mossos will take him before the judge on duty to give a statement for a threat and attack against authority. The prison sentence that he could receive could range from one year to five years of deprivation of liberty, if convicted.

Not the first time

What happened this Monday in Banyoles is not the first time that it has happened in police facilities in Catalonia. Two years ago another man agreed armed with a knife at the Mossos de Nou Barris police station. A year earlier, in 2020, another man was killed after appearing with a knife at the reception of the Cornellà de Llobregat police station.

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