21 June - An officer of the PSP of Setúbal has been the target of threats and violent attacks carried out by unknown persons in the Bela Vista neighbourhood, considered by the authorities to be the most problematic in the city. In the latest attack, on Monday at dawn, someone set the agent's private car on fire, a Peugeot parked in the Rua do Antigo Olival, where the officer lives.
At around 1am, the car was engulfed in flames. According to CM, this 25 year old officer is a member of a Fast Intervention (EIR, riot cop squads of PSP) Squad and has apparently been “marked” in the course of one of the many PSP operations that have taken place inside Bela Vista.
The fire brigade confirmed the fire in which the car was completely destroyed. PSP refuses to make any declarations concerning the case. However, this is not the first time this officer has been a target. Three months ago someone slashed the tires and vandalized the same car, besides several threats made to the officer.
Following the fire, several agents of PSP were in the street trying to locate the authors, but too late. They all got away.