American Tourist, 23, Stabbed to Death in Zakynthos Bar

Friday, July 7th, 2017
Last Update: 13:06

A 23-year-old American tourist was stabbed to death inside a Zakynthos bar in the early hours of Friday, according to local police.

According to witnesses, local police say the man was drinking with his friends in the Laganas area bar when all of a sudden he was assaulted by several men. The 23-year-old resisted and the fight was taken out on the street.

The victim was beaten in the head and stabbed repeatedly, falling dead on the spot, in front of his friends, witnesses told authorities.

Police have arrested one man, who is the manager and doorman of the bar, and taken seven others to custody as suspects for murder. It is not known if the man arrested was involved in the fatal assault.

The 23-year-old had arrived on the island of Zakynthos a few days ago for his summer vacation. As his friends told police officers, he had no dealings with anyone on the island and did not provoke anyone at the bar prior to the incident.

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