Police raid offices of lawyer of alleged Bolsonaro attacker

December 21, 2018
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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2018 file photo, Brazil's President-elect Jair Bolsonaro listens to a question during a press interview, in Brasilia, Brazil. A new era begins in Brazil on Jan. 1. Bolsonaro, a 63-year-old ex-captain of the army, is preparing to take the reins of a country undermined by corruption, hit by the worst economic crisis in its history and with a worrying increase in violence. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s federal police are raiding the offices of a lawyer representing a man who allegedly stabbed President-elect Jair Bolsonaro.

Authorities told Brazilian newspaper O Globo on Friday that two warrants are being served at offices tied to lawyer Zanone Manuel de Oliveira Jr. in the Belo Horizonte area in Minas Gerais state.

They also said they are looking at security camera footage and electronics for details about who is financing the defense of Adelio Bispo.

Bispo has been held in police custody since Sept. 6 when he was accused of stabbing Bolsonaro in the torso, piercing his intestine.

Bolsonaro went on to win Brazil’s presidential election and is to take office Jan. 1.

Police said that Bispo’s motivation at the time of the incident appeared to be political.

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