A brawl at the El Tephé spa in Ixmiquilpan, Hidalgo, left three dead and seven injured, the Secretariat of State Security reported.
The victims were two bathers from the State of Mexico and a health guard.
In addition, three people were hospitalized in Pachuca and four others in Ixmiquilpan.
Authorities arrested 7 people involved in the quarrel, and secured a passenger truck with federal public service plates.
? We share information regarding the quarrel registered in the municipality of Ixmiquilpan. pic.twitter.com/KQ3JEMythk
— Hidalgo Public Security (@SSP_Hidalgo) March 22, 2020
In a statement, the spa said that around 10:40 a.m. on Sunday, a group of vacationers arrived at the venue as part of an excursion.
Arriving at the parking lot and getting out of the truck, local managers realized that «a significant number of vacationers were in a visible state of drunkenness and under the influence of some drug.»
Confrontation in the Tephé #Balneario @ixmiquilpan @gobiernohidalgo Trabajadores face tourists from the State of Mexico. The guns came out. There are more than 10 injured, at least one dead person is spoken. pic.twitter.com/SXxmlgwYrQ
— Victor Galvez (@Huatoo) March 22, 2020
A group of five workers and the local parking attendant told the vacationers that they could not enter the site. They assaulted the workers of the place and threatened to break into the force, thus starting the quarrel.
Some of the locals, seeing that the workers were assaulted, joined the quarrel armed with stones and sticks.
With information from Criterion Hidalgo.
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