Russian diplomat shoots armed robber near Olympic village in Rio

Russian diplomat shoots armed robber near Olympic village in Rio
The Rio Olympic Village in an action pose. (Image: Screen grab of WSJ video, YouTube)

[Ed. – Sounds like the right thing to do in that situation.  Couldn’t pay me to go to Rio for these Olympics.]

The attack reportedly occurred on the Avenue das Americas on Thursday morning Rio time, a large thoroughfare directly across a shallow lagoon from Olympic Park, and extremely close to where the Australian Olympic Committee plans to stage several open-air athlete press events on Friday, Rio time.

Rio newspaper O Globo (The Globe) reports that the [Russian] vice-consul was reacting reacted to a robbery. The 60-year-old man, whose identity was not disclosed, was driving with his wife and daughter when his car was caught in a traffic jam. Two suspects approached him and one broke the window of his car with a gun.

The vice-consul, who is an expert in the martial art jiujitsu, took the gun from the burglar and shot him dead. The other man ran away.

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