The Civil Guard has arrested a man this Friday for stabbing the 52-year-old sacristan

from the Consolación church

in Alcalá la Real (Jaén).

The victim

Francisco Zúñiga

is well known in the locality, where the City Council, by agreement of all the political groups, has declared a day of mourning and that the flags fly at half mast.

The event took place this Friday at 8:20 p.m. after a citizen alerted 112 that there was a person injured

in serious condition with several stab wounds

in Calle Real, in front of the door of the Consolación church, and troops moved to the place of the Local Police, the Civil Guard and the health services.

Francisco Zúñiga's


has thanked the love and support they are receiving for the death of his brother, of whom he said

"he was an excellent person"

and has asked that they pray for him and not concentrate "on such difficult and difficult moments. enormous health risk to avoid any concentration that puts more people at risk ".

The mayor of Alcalá la Real,

Marino Aguilera

, has called for calm after admitting that "these are difficult moments and of outrage but the alleged murderer has already been arrested and justice must be allowed to take its course."

"We pray that Alcalá continues to be the quiet municipality that we all know and that the hate messages circulating on the networks cease;

hatred will not fix anything,

" said the mayor.

Likewise, he has begged the population to refrain from holding the rally called by social networks before the town hall and has invited the public to observe a minute of silence, today Saturday, at 12.00 from the balcony of each house, the place of the work or on the street as a sign of rejection.

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