The chief of the DAS, Colombia’s secret police, says a mob assaulted three of its agents as they tried to arrest a suspect with alleged guerrilla ties.
Muñoz says Alarcon cried out he was being kidnapped and 100 people surrounded the officers. The crowd detained the agents for over an hour, threatened them with death and took their weapons and armored vests. They freed Alarcon from handcuffs, and he fled.
Muñoz said Sunday that Alarcon apparently posed as a human rights activist but was in fact giving logistical support to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC. (AP)