15 injured in PlayStation cafe gunfight in Egypt’s Giza

Ahram Online , Thursday 24 Dec 2015

25 were arrested for using arms and the destruction of properties

Egypt’s Giza prosecution ordered on Thursday the detention of 25 for four-days pending investigations into using firearms and knives in a PlayStation cafe fight.

Prosecution investigations revealed that a fight broke out in the lower-class Moneib district between the shopkeeper and a boy over the price of his time of play, which led to the shopkeeper beating the boy.

The boy’s father and members of his family then attacked the PlayStation cafe and destroyed its front windows, along with destroying the fronts of a number of adjacent houses.

Knives and firearms, including riffles, were used during the attack, Al-Ahram Arabic news website reported.

Fifteen were injured in the fight and transferred to a nearby hospital. Police are currently searching for others at large who took part in the fight.

PlayStation cafes are common in Egypt, where individuals and groups of friends pay an hourly rate to play games on the popular console.


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