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Police raid Golden Dawn offices; Suspect admits stabbing, GD affiliation

Police raided the offices of extreme right Golden Dawn situated on Mesogeion Avenue and at the Larissis Station in Athens on Wednesday, following the fatal stabbing of 34-year-old Pavlos Fyssas in the southern Athens suburb of Amfiali, early on Wednesday.

A 45-year-old man has been arrested in connection to the attack and has reportedly admitted to the stabbing as well as being a supporter of Golden Dawn.

Police sources suggested that searches would be conducted in other Golden Dawn offices in Athens.

According to initial reports the victim, known to be a leftist, and the suspect argued at a cafeteria over the Olympiakos vs Paris St Germain Champions League match. The 45-year-old left the premises but later attacked the victim, along with a group of about 15, as the 34-year-old left the cafe.

The victim reportedly identified his attacker before losing consciousness and being transferred to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Fyssas had been part of the Greek hip-hop scene since 1997 and performed under the name Killah P.

Golden Dawn MP Ilias Kasidiaris on Wednesday denied his party’s involvement in the incident and said that the party would respond with lawsuits.