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Police say Amfiali suspect intended to kill

The 45-year-old suspect arrested over the fatal stabbing of 34-year-old hip hop artist Pavlos Fyssas in the southern Athens suburb of Amfiali, early on Wednesday, arrived at the scene of the crime with the ‘intention to kill,” a Greek Police spokesman said on Wednesday.

According to the Greek police official the suspect alleged he had not been present when a group of right-wing extremists scuffled with a group of friends who were watching an Olympiakos vs Paris St Germain Champions League match in a cafeteria in the area of Keratsini late Tuesday, but was called to the scene to strengthen the presence of his fellow extreme right supporters.

Police reports suggested that the suspect arrived outside the cafeteria, parked his vehicle and using a knife proceeded to stab the victim twice.

Dias patrol officers who were called to the scene saw Fyssas on the ground while witnesses pointed to the 45-year-old as the culprit of the attack.

Police officers conducting a search of the suspeect’s house in Nikaia, southeastern Attica, confiscated a tazer and retrieved a Golden Dawn party card from a garbage bin outside his residence.

According to the Greek police spokesman the suspect was a regular visitor to a local Golden Dawn branch.