Bolivian fan stabbed to death in brawl with Colombia hooligans
LA PAZ, Bolivia -- A Bolivian fan was killed in a knife attack after he was apparently caught up in a brawl between rival Colombian hooligans groups.
Police in Bolivia on said Tuesday that 35-year-old Nicolas Rojas died in a knife attack in the city of Cochabamba. Police say the victim was gathered in a bus terminal with supporters of Colombian club Independiente Medellin when this group confronted followers of rival Colombian club Deportivo Cali.
Police say the Deportivo Cali group was on the way to a Copa Sudamericana match in Paraguay. Police say Rojas was dressed in red, the color of Independiente and also the color of his Bolivian club Wilstermann, which made him an apparent target.
Six people were arrested, but police said the suspect in the killing may have fled the country.