Incidents with migrants on Lesvos and Samos end up in arrests

Three migrants aged 24, 20 and 19 living near the Moria hotspot on the island of Lesvos were detained by police for crimes ranging from attempted murder to arms violation.

One of the three men was involved in an argument on Thursday with a manager at a store manager in the main town of Mytilini, injuring the store employee with a penknife multiple times and escaping with the other two, who witnessed the event. Police arrested all three on Friday after searching their tent and confiscating a 20-inch penknife.

In a separate incident in Mytilini on Friday, police arrested a 21-year-old migrant male who along with an accomplice stole a carry-on containing a mobile phone, cash, and various documents.

On another island, Samos, two migrants, a 25-year-old woman and a 20-year-old man, were charged with insubordination, resistance, causing bodily harm, using threats and violating the law on arms. The incident took place at the hotspot center of Samos, where the woman refused to follow orders and then threatened police with a knife. The young man who was in the same area attacked police to prevent the arrest.