Ismailia security authorities foiled an attempt to break four imprisoned drug smugglers out of a police station Monday after the prisoners’ relatives attacked the station.
The prisoners’ relatives, armed with firearms, bladed weapons and Molotov cocktails, reportedly stormed the station in search of their imprisoned family members. After failing to find them, they turned their ire toward passers-by, fighting with local residents, motorists and vendors from the nearby fruit market, and damaging several cars.
Security forces surrounded and arrested the assailants after the clashes, which created unrest in the area for nearly two hours.
Edited translation from MENA