Thursday, 11 August 2016

Rio security chief attacked as crime rate increases during the Olympics

After promising and boasting that the Olympic will be the safest place in the world to be , it appears that the mayor might have been wrong  after-all  it seems to be a surprise with the crime rate during this Olympics .

The Olympics security chief was attacked as he left the Games opening ceremony by a knife-wielding robber who was shot dead by a cop.

Felipe Seixas was walking to his car near the Maracanã Stadium early on Saturday when he was set upon by four men brandishing knives dailymirror reports.

A policeman with him shot one of the assailants dead and the others fled.

Authorities have attempted to hush up details of the shooting, which is a monumental embarrassment to crime-plagued Rio 2016 bosses.Robbers pounced after spectators had left the glittering showpiece event starring supermodel Gisele Bündchen and runner Vanderlei Cordeiro de Lima, who lit the Olympic flame.

Tiago Brandao Rodrigues, 39, was stopped by a man brandishing a blade near his hotel in Ipanema on Saturday afternoon.He and aide Rita Roque were forced to hand over cash and mobile.

The mugger fled after taking their valuables but was intercepted by locals who held him until police arrived and reunited the visiting politician and his advisor with their belongings.

It is thought an accomplice managed to get away empty-handed. Also an ambassador just last week shot dead a robber who tried to rob him of his valuables from his car window.


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