Tourist held hostage in Cancun-Playa del Carmen route after public transport robbery

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Subject armed with a submachine gun a tourist is held hostage, after assaulting a public transport unit of the Cancun-Playa del Carmen route. At the moment there is a strong operation of the security forces.

According to preliminary data, a subject approached the Van in Puerto Morelos in the direction of Playa del Carmen. Along the way, he pulled a submachine gun from his backpack, to hit all the passengers and then steal their belongings.

Subsequently, the armed subject orders the Van driver to return to Puerto Morelos and then get off at kilometer 315 of the Playa del Carmen-Puerto Morelos highway section and decided to take a tourist hostage. 

The subject went into the surrounding jungle with his victim and now they are trying to locate them. At this time, the security forces of all government agencies deploy an intense operation in the area, and await the arrival of a helicopter

Without giving further details, the assault on public transport was confirmed yesterday afternoon by the head of the Ministry of Public Security of Quintana Roo, Alberto Capella, who through his twitter account indicated that the tourist was deprived of his freedom, but later, released and in good health.

Source: el universal, semenariolinearoja

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