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Man arrested over 'racist' stabbings in Lleida

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Man arrested over 'racist' stabbings in Lleida
The suspect, a 21-year-old medical student originally from Logroño, gave himself up to police on Tuesday evening. Miguel Campo/Flickr
09:26 CEST+02:00
Updated: Police in the Catalan town of Lleida have arrested the man who allegedly stabbed five people on the street on Monday, saying they now plan to charge him with committing racist attacks.

The suspect, a 21-year-old medical student originally from Logroño, gave himself up to police on Tuesday evening after randomly attacking five people between 5pm and 6pm on Monday.

Police said there was no connection between the man's victims, and that no words were exchanged.

The aggressor has previously has previously been charged over racist attacks in Logroño for his part in an incident in which several members of a group known as Nueva Época (New Era) attacked a Colombian man.

The people attacked on Monday included one Moroccan, one Pakistani, one Chinese person, a Spaniard and a South American. 

The suspect will now be changed with carrying out racist and xenophobic attacks, Catalan daily La Vanguardia reported on Wednesday.

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