Costa Rican journalist attacked, injured by mob at crime scene

July 21, 2015

Álvaro Sánchez, a reporter for Costa Rica’s TV Channel 7 news, Telenoticias, was attacked by a mob Monday night in Desamparados, south of the capital, where he and fellow journalists were covering an evolving crime.

Sánchez told the daily La Nación that he, a cameraman and an assistant were reporting on a man wielding a gun on the street when supposed family members of the man told them to leave and then attacked the cameraman.

The cameraman and assistant retreated to their vehicle, but Sánchez was surrounded by the mob, which threw him to the ground and starting kicking him. He managed to escape when two Judicial Investigation Police drove by and opened the back door so he could jump in, Sánchez told La Nación.

Sánchez’s wife, Kimberly Chaves Campos, said in a Facebook post that her husband’s Achilles tendon was “completely ruptured, requiring surgery and possibly two months in a cast.”

Sánchez filed a criminal complaint against his aggressors on Tuesday.

Facebook Comments

You may be interested

Costa Rica recognizes Juan Guaidó as President of Venezuela; Maduro severs ties with US, expels diplomats
News
1041 views
News
1041 views

Costa Rica recognizes Juan Guaidó as President of Venezuela; Maduro severs ties with US, expels diplomats

Alexander Villegas and AFP - January 23, 2019

Costa Rica recognized Juan Guaidó as the president of Venezuela. Guaidó, the head of Venezuela’s national assembly, declared himself acting…

Uber: Proposed law a start, but ‘far from a proposal that encourages innovation’
Uber
468 views
Uber
468 views

Uber: Proposed law a start, but ‘far from a proposal that encourages innovation’

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 23, 2019

Uber on Wednesday issued a press release criticizing the Costa Rican government's proposed law that would formally legalize ride-sharing platforms…

Costa Rica proposes law to legalize (and tax) ride-hailing app Uber
Costa Rica
626 views
Costa Rica
626 views

Costa Rica proposes law to legalize (and tax) ride-hailing app Uber

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 23, 2019

Uber’s questionable legal standing in Costa Rica may soon reach a resolution. The country’s Executive Branch on Tuesday proposed a…