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One dead, two seriously injured in Crete brawl

A 48-year-old woman was murdered and two more people were seriously injured in a brawl late on Tuesday in Iraklion, Crete.

Police have arrested a 43-year-old man.

The incident took place after Tilemachos Pantagakis, 53, who is police chief in the Mesara region, and his wife visited an apartment that they rented out to a 35-year-old woman. The woman had called them up to complain of being harassed by a neighbor.

When the couple knocked on the door of the suspect, they were attacked with a knife.

The wife of Pantagakis was killed instantly after she was stabbed in the heart. Pantagakis and the 35-year-old woman were both treated in hospital with serious injuries.

The suspect was later arrested by police without any resistance.