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Images reveal violent fight in Antofagasta supermarket: store workers beaten | National

It is a fact that no arrests have been recorded so far, as all the accused aggressors fled before the arrival of the uniformed police.

Pictures taken by witnesses They report an episode of violence that occurred this Tuesday morning in a supermarket in the northern sector of Antofagasta where the incident involving six foreigners took place.

Videos circulating on social networks captured the moment, which according to Carabineros corresponds to the fight that originated outside the Jumbo supermarket located on Avenida Pedro Aguirre Cerda in the municipality of the north of the country.

The dispute, as detailed by the Antofagasta Carabineros colonel, Álvaro Muñoz, involved six people, all of foreign origin.

“Moments before, four people arrived (at the shopping center) following two people, also men, all foreigners, who apparently had a fight before. “One of these people fled from these individuals, interceding with security personnel and personnel from the said commercial area, which caused these people (the four attackers) to flee. “ detailed the colonel.

As a result of the dispute inside the supermarket, workers in the area “resulted in minor injuries while trying to avoid the attack,” added the police official.

It is a fact that no arrests have been recorded so far, as all the accused aggressors fled before the arrival of the uniformed police.

In the recordings you can see how the attackers hit workers and customers. The latter record shows the moment of the escape, where it is seen that the criminals almost run over an employee who tried to prevent their escape.

On the other hand, deputy Sebastián Videla shared one of the videos on his social networks and mentioned that they are coordinating the actions of the police forces to address this worrying event.

On the other hand, Jumbo issued a statement about the incident, ensuring that “it was a confusing fight caused by people outside the supermarket, who entered the area, attacking a third party.”

The company added that “after activating the security protocols, the staff in the area tried to prevent the entry and aggression of the people, who then fled in an unknown direction.”

Finally, Jumbo assured that “after the incident, the workers involved were taken to a health care center, with minor injuries. Meanwhile, no clients were injured recorded.”

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