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08:32 a.m.

The man who attacked Imanol Pradales remains detained waiting to appear before the judge

The 49-year-old man arrested this Tuesday for attacking the candidate for lehendakari of the PNV, Imanol Pradales, with pepper spray at the exit of a rally remains in the Ertzaintza offices waiting to be brought to justice. The Basque Security Department has confirmed that the arrested person is accused of a crime of injuries and it is expected that in the next few hours he will be brought before the judge.

The events occurred shortly before seven thirty in the afternoon yesterday when the attacker approached the PNV candidate and his companion on the street after having intervened in an electoral event in Barakaldo before going to the headquarters of the Basque public television. EiTB to participate in a debate. As a result of the attack, Imanol Pradales and his companion had to be treated at the Cruces Hospital in Barakaldo.

Later they were able to leave the health center and the candidate for lehendakari participated in the television debate, where he acknowledged that he did not see well in his left eye and regretted the “scare” suffered by this attack which, according to him, does not represent Basque society. All the candidates participating in the EiTB debate condemned what happened.

Through EFE

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