Friday, August 5, 2016

Great when a story has a happy ending.

Russian 'diplomat' drags armed robber into his vehicle and shoots him dead near Rio Olympic venue: Motorcycle thief smashes window of consul staff's BMW but is killed by martial arts expert

  • Would-be robber on a motorcycle smashed window of Russian diplomat's BMW X6  and pointed a gun at him

  • Vice-consul grabbed robber and wrestled him part-way into the car, seized his gun and shot him at point-blank range

  • Drama was close to the main Olympics Park and the athletes' village and happened just after cyclists on a training ride passed by

  • Reminder of Rio's reputation for deadly violence as spectators begin to arrive for Games 
  • Officials saw body of dead mugger lying on the ground

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