Brutal aggression with racist overtones in the heart of Madrid. The event ended with an African man seriously injured by a machete blow and one of the assailants arrested after hiding in a nearby nightclub. The Police, in principle, do not link the event to an attack by a Latino gang (the Trinitarians are the ones who control that area of ​​the capital), but to a street brawl.

The bloody story began shortly before six in the morning on Sunday, in the same Tirso de Molina square. The enclave is a rather diverse meeting place, where confrontations and dealings take place; but the case at hand is different, in light of the police data to which ABC has had access.

They are five Africans, about 30 years old (most of them with valid NIE) who were sitting on a bench. Unexpectedly, ten Dominicans approached them shouting “Africans! Shit niggers!” According to the victims’ account, they took out a machete and several knives. It was with the first one that they stabbed a 31-year-old boy in the back, affecting the chest.

Hearing the sirens of the Central Security Units (UCS), the riot police of the Municipal Police, and the CNP patrols, the Dominicans fled. But the wounded man’s friends explained to the agents that one of them had hidden in a disco-pub in Mesón de Paredes, the Star Club.

The police, in accordance with the Citizen Security Law, evacuated the premises and, among the clients, they saw a subject with blood on his shirt and shoes leave. He was arrested and those garments were made available to the Centro police station, in Leganitos, to send them for analysis. He is not the author of the machete blow, but he participated in the prior beating of the Africans, with kicks and punches. He is a 43-year-old Dominican and was not armed.

The area has numerous video surveillance cameras, so it is very likely that they have recorded the group aggression. The Samur-Civil Protection transferred the wounded man to the San Carlos Clinical Hospital, with a reserved prognosis. Police initially described the incident as attempted murder.