The CID in Limassol are investigating attempted murder against a 47 year old man from Limassol who was allegedly run over deliberately, while inside a taxi office in the Naafi area.
According to a police report, the crime was committed around three this morning, when the victim went to visit a friend working at the taxi office, located on Makarios Avenue.
While at the entrance hall to the office, the man heard a car revving and turned to see a vehicle close to him, at around ten feet from the front desk.
Before he could react, the driver sped in his direction and run him over.
The suspect then drove his car into the glass window of the entrance, causing extensive damage to furniture and office equipment, before speeding off.
The victim was rushed to the Limassol General hospital, with multiple fractures to his leg and has undergone surgery.
CID is examining the scene and have launched a manhunt for the driver of the vehicle.
A 38 year old Greek Cypriot man was arrested this morning (Saturday) and remanded in custody in connection with the case.
According to testimony, he appears to be the man who run over the victim, an innocent bystander, as the suspect was involved in an altercation with a third man before the 47 year old arrived at the taxi office.
The altercation had occurred at a village tavern in the Limassol district, involving the 38 year olds’ brother and the owner of the taxi office.