82-year-old arrested after fatal stabbing of a man, 81, in the middle of the street in Bilbao, Spain, this afternoon

AN 82-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of fatally stabbing another man, 81, in Spain’s Bilbao this afternoon.

Ertzaintza Polizia has confirmed the victim died of “a stab wound” at 5.15pm today.

According to Bilbao’s Department of Security, a witness reported a man with bleeding in Calle Santa Clara in the Santutxu district.

A source said that “for unknown reasons, one of the elderly men attacked the other with a knife in the middle of the street. The victim died instantly, while the alleged assailant fled.”

However, witnesses told the municipal police where he had gone, and he was later arrested in the area.

The area was cordoned off and investigators are looking for the murder weapon.

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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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