A few days ago, a video circulated on social media depicting a shocking incident. The video claimed that a migrant had attacked a waiter with a knife in San Sebastián, Spain. The false narrative, which targeted migrants in Spain, was spread by several users, with one prominent account using the username @GilbertCollard. However, the facts surrounding this incident paint a different picture.
The Actual Incident
On July 29th, at 3:00 p.m., an altercation unfolded on the terrace of a bar in the Amara neighbourhood of San Sebastián. Contrary to the misleading claims, the attacker was not a migrant but a regular customer of the establishment.
The incident began when the waiter offered lollipops to the girls who were accompanying the aggressor. Instead of a simple thank you, the customer reacted violently, questioning the waiter’s gesture. Despite the waiter’s attempts to defuse the situation and explain that he was working, the altercation escalated. The situation took a dangerous turn when the customer entered another establishment, retrieved a knife from the kitchen, and attempted to harm the waiter. Fortunately, vigilant citizens intervened, disarmed the attacker, and detained him until the authorities arrived.
The injured waiter was promptly taken to Donostia Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. The Ertzaintza, the local police force, initiated an investigation into the incident. As of now, the attacker remains in custody pending further legal proceedings.
Fact Check Conclusion
In conclusion, the claims circulating on social media that the attacker was a migrant are false. The individual involved was a regular customer of the establishment and not associated with immigration. You can refer to the findings of this inquiry in the Twitter thread embedded below and moreover, you can refer to articles by rairfoundation.com, okdiario.com [archive] and www.larazon.es [archive].
Claim: A migrant attacked a waiter in San Sebastián with a knife.
Fact: False. The attacker was a regular customer, not a migrant.
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