WATCH: Caretaker fires a revolver ‘at least seven times’ from his balcony during 8pm applause for frontline workers on Spain’s Costa Blanca

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VIDEO footage shows a caretaker firing a revolver from a balcony in Finestrat during an 8pm applause in appreciation of health workers battling coronavirus.

Villajoyosa Guardia Civil arrested the 28-year-old Belgian at his home, where they found a blank revolver and 14 detonated cartridges, while neighbours claim to have heard at least seven shots.

The detained has been living in Cala de Finestrat for many years and works as a caretaker in housing estates in the area.

The shots were fired from a balcony on the fourth floor of a building in the Avenida Marina Baixa de la Cala de Finestrat, and the scene was recorded in a video that has been circulating social networks.

In the images, filmed from the higher height of another building, a man can be seen in the distance firing shots.

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Tara Rippin

Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
She loves being part of a community that has a wonderful expat and Spanish mix, and strives to bring the latest and most relevant news to EWN’s loyal and valued readers.

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