Confrontation between the Police and players of the Peruvian soccer team in a hotel in Madrid

The goalkeeper of the national team, who had been arrested for allegedly hitting an agent, is released without charge


Several players from the Peruvian soccer team confronted National Police agents on Monday night outside the hotel where they are staying in Madrid, where they will play a friendly match with Morocco on Tuesday, as confirmed to Europa Press police sources.

According to the same sources, the confrontation originated when members of the Police Intervention Unit (UIP) mobilized by the notable concentration of people in front of the hotel intervened, to avoid an avalanche, between the fans and the soccer players, who came up to greet .

At that moment, a player from Peru hit an agent in the eye, who needed medical assistance from Summa 112. Sources have indicated that this footballer was arrested and taken to a police station in Chamartín.

In addition, the sources have reported that the altercation occurred around 9:30 p.m., when the team arrived at the NH Collection Eurobuilding hotel, located in the Chamartín district.

And they have pointed out that hours before, around 7:00 p.m., followers of the Peruvian team began to arrive at the doors of the Madrid hotel. They have estimated that some 300 fans gathered there and have indicated that some carried flares.

This incident has resulted in a detainee, Pedro Gallese, the goalkeeper of the Peruvian team, who has been transferred to a police station after being denounced by an agent, and who has left without charge, as reported by the Peruvian authorities.

Thus, the goalkeeper has left the police premises released after 03:00 hours and has been transferred again to the hotel where the footballers are staying.

The Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has indicated that the consulate in Madrid has accompanied the player at the police station at all times to give statements and that “it will ensure the physical integrity of all the players of the selection.”

Likewise, the Peruvian portfolio has announced that it “will request the immediate clarification of the facts from the concerned authorities.”


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