Published On: Wed, Apr 17th, 2019

Peru’s ex-president Garcia shoots himself when police tried to arrest him

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FILE PHOTO: Former president of Peru Alan Garcia arrives to the National Prosecution office to testify in Odebrecht case in Lima
FILE PHOTO: Former president of Peru Alan Garcia arrives to the National Prosecution office to testify in Odebrecht case in Lima, Peru February 16, 2017. REUTERS/Guadalupe Pardo/File Photo

April 17, 2019

LIMA (Reuters) – Peru’s former president Alan Garcia shot himself early on Wednesday after police arrived at his home in the capital Lima to arrest him in connection with a bribery investigation, a police source said.

Garcia was immediately taken to the Casimiro Ulloa hospital, said the source, who was not authorized to talk to the media.

Local TV channel America reported Garcia was undergoing emergency surgery and was in critical condition. It broadcast images of Garcia’s son and supporters arriving at the hospital.

(Reporting By Marco Aquino; Writing by Mitra Taj; Editing by Daniel Flynn and Bill Trott)



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