Brazilian Indians Attack Police Outpost

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

SAO PAULO (AP) - The government of Brazil's jungle state of Para
says Indians raided and torched a police outpost, apparently
retaliating for the release of suspects in the recent murder of a
member of their tribe.

A state government website says Wednesday that 50 members of the
Munduruku tribe burned the outpost to the ground Monday night in
the city of Jacareacanga. It says all four police officers fled
when the Munduruku attacked.

The site says the Indians were apparently angry over the release
of two of the four suspects in the stabbing death of a Munduruku
man two weeks ago.

The site quotes also police inspector Silvio Maues as saying
that the "situation in the city is under control."

Calls to the police for details went unanswered.


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