Man with machete and chainsaw injures three police in Spain

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A MAN wielding a chainsaw and machete has injured three police in officers in the north of Spain.

Allegedly the man was trying to avoid arrest after having started several fights at the Sol de Nit bar in the town of Palafrugell in Girona.

Mossos d’Esquadra police officers found him hiding in a petrol station. 

As the Mossos surrounded him they saw he had a chainsaw and a machete.

They recovered the machete from him but had to wait for the chainsaw to run out of petrol.

An object was thrown at the attacker to get him to drop the dangerous weapon before he attempted to escape through the streets.

Finally, he was cornered and arrested.

According to the aggressor’s family the man suffers a mental illness. He has been admitted to the hospital in Barcelona with a fractured arm.

Two Mossos d’Esquadra agents and one Local Police officer were injured and the aggressor has been admitted to a Barcelona hospital.

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