Dramatic police chase in Playa Paraiso
A dramatic police chase took place in Playa Paraiso, during which a man tried to lock himself into a woman’s flat but jumped out of the window.
The drama began when a thief tried to stage a robbery in a gaming establishment at around 1am. During the failed attempt, he threatened a staff member and stabbed him in the side before running off.
Police say two other people were involved, a man and a woman.
The man who committed the knife attack suffered a hand wound during the incident and police followed a trail of blood which took them to a nearby residential building, Sol Paraíso.
The police chase continued here, with the man enterting one uninhabited apartment and then forcing himself into another one where a woman was inside. At one stage, she tried to open the door but she slammed it shut. She suffered from shock.
The man then made his escape across the pool area and into a road where officers caught up with him, restrained him and made their arrest. He is understood to be from Santa Cruz and a criminal known to the police.
He was taken to the emergency centre at El Mojón for treatment to his cut arm before being put in the cells at Playa de las Américas police station.
The victim of the assault with a knife was taken to hospital in Costa Adeje and needed an operation because of his injuries.