With a submachine gun he tried to pass a minor, accompanied by a 20-year-old girl to the amusement park Six Flags in the mayor of Tlalpan, south of Mexico City, according to official reports.
As the two tried to enter the site, metal detectors alerted to something suspicious.
When conducting a review of the minor 17 years old they found a submachine gun with 28 useful cartridges.
Immediately, park personnel requested the support of the Banking and Industrial Police (PBI) attached to the (SSC) to come to arrest the young people.
The arrest of two young men, 20 and 17 years old, who tried to enter Six Flags with a submachine gun and 28 cartridges was last Friday. Private security checked them after being alerted by metal detectors. They were detained by elements of the Banking and Industrial Police. pic.twitter.com/cx0shu8uIl
– Jorge Armando Rocha (@rochaperiodista) April 25, 2021
The police officers were carrying out security and surveillance tasks in the Jardines del Ajusco neighborhood, so they came in support.
“None had the corresponding documentation to verify the legal ownership and possession of the firearm”, informed the SSC of Mexico.
For that reason, the two were arrested with the insured and presented to the agent of the Public Ministry to determine their legal situation.
The shadow of the shootings in Mexico
Although they are not as common as in the United States, in Mexico there have been some shootings in public places detonated by minors.
A few years ago, a boy entered his school in northern Mexico with a gun, killed his teacher, shot his classmates, and then took his own life.
It was in January 2020 when in Torreón, Coahuila, when the child shocked the entire country.
The student from the private school in Torreón, Coahuila, dressed similar to one of the authors of the Columbine massacre, occurred in 1999.
The 11-year-old boy wore a shirt that said Natural Selection, that shirt is the same one that the Columbine attacker was wearing, they sell it in many places on the internet. In addition, the boy was dressed like Eric Harris.
I highly doubt that it is the fault of a video game.#Keep pic.twitter.com/6R1kMxXyaV
– chayo (@chayorx) January 10, 2020
The 11-year-old student He wore a shirt with the legend “Natural Selection”, similar to the one used by Eric Harris when he perpetrated a massacre together with Dylan Bennet at a high school in the town of Columbine, in Denver, Colorado, which left 13 dead and 24 wounded.
The minor also wore black pants and suspenders like Harris, which was highlighted in social networks.
The Governor of Coahuila, Miguel Riquelme, said that a video game would have influenced the minor’s behavior.
“The first inquiries show that the child, upon arriving at his classroom, at approximately 8:20 a.m., asks permission to go to the bathroom, in approximately 15 minutes he does not return from the bathroom, the teacher goes to look for him and there he meets that the child leaves with two guns firing, wounding six of his companions, I understand that the room is near the toilet and later he shoots himself, “he said.
With information from Agencia Reforma
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Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.