A football fans brawl at the GSP stadium led to a knife possession arrest late yesterday afternoon.
A 34 year old man was arrested and remanded in custody by the Nicosia district court in connection with a case of possession and illegal residence on Republic of Cyprus territory.
According to a police report, following the 1st half of the APOEL-Karmiotissa match, opposing teams fans clashed near the stands, with police and private security firm personnel restoring order.
During subsequent checks, the man was seen in possession of a large knife. He was spotted in the stadium’s toilets, where a second knife was found in the bin.
A query through the Migration and Third Country nationals Service established that he does not have a residence permit.
Strovolos police station are investigating.