German police arrest Russian soccer hooligans

PARIS (AP) — German police say they have arrested six Russian soccer hooligans after an attack on a pair of Spanish tourists and their companion at the square in front of the cathedral in Cologne.

Police were investigating whether the suspects were involved in other disturbances during the European Championship in France.

A statement from Cologne police says five of the men were immediately arrested after the incident Thursday evening by plainclothes and uniformed police. The suspects were drunk and found to have tickets to Russia’s matches as well as face masks and mouth guards that police regarded as typical hooligan gear.

A sixth suspect fled the square but was arrested in the departure lounge at the Cologne-Bonn airport before he could board a flight for Ibiza, Spain.

 

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