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Russian hooligan arrested for Euro 2016 attack

February 22, 2018

BERLIN (AP) — German police have arrested a Russian suspected of seriously injuring a British soccer fan during the European Championship in France two years ago.

Federal police say the 31-year-old suspect was arrested on Thursday at Munich airport during a stopover from Moscow to Bilbao, Spain.

Police said the unnamed suspect, who was sought with an international arrest warrant, “appears to belong to the Russian hooligan scene.”

French prosecutors accuse the man of being among a group of Russians who attacked a 51-year-old Briton, who suffered fractures and injuries to the brain and lung. The incident happened around the time Russia and England faced each other in Marseille during the group phase of Euro 2016.

The suspect faces up to 15 years in prison for attempted homicide and serious bodily harm.

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