Officer, migrant hurt after road rage row

Two Syrian immigrants faced an Athens prosecutor yesterday after allegedly attacking an off-duty police officer in the central district of Patissia, one using a screwdriver and the other his motorcycle helmet. According to police, the 22-year-old officer had been driving a car in which his brother and father were passengers, when the two Syrians, aged 28 and 29, pulled up on a motorcycle and began accusing him of harassing them by sounding his horn. The 28-year-old allegedly used a screwdriver to stab the officer in the face while the other Syrian is said to have started hitting the officer with his motorcycle helmet. According to police the younger of the two migrants head-butted a pane of glass on his arrival at the Patissia police precinct, suffering minor injuries. Both migrants have pending applications for political asylum in Greece.

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