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They capture in Bogotá a man who pretended to be an escort of Gustavo Petro


The detainee was apparently trying to enter the Central Police Hospital, where Petro was visiting soldiers injured during the violent indigenous protests this Wednesday in the center of the Colombian capital.

The Metropolitan Police of Bogotá (Colombia) captured a man on Wednesday night who claimed to be part of President Gustavo Petro’s security team, local radio station Blu Radio reported.

The stranger, who dressed similarly to the members of the president’s security ring, was intercepted during a checkpoint in the vicinity of the General Directorate of the National Police, in the Teusaquillo sector.

After claiming to be a member of Petro’s escort, agents verified his identity and discovered that he was not part of the police institution or the team he was talking about. He was arrested under the accusations of supplanting authority and falsifying a public document.

According to the newspaper El Tiempo, the criminal would have tried to enter the Central Police Hospital, located in the same area, where Petro visited the wounded soldiers during the tense day of clashes between indigenous people and the Mobile Anti-riot Squad (Esmad). ) in the center of the capital.


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