Greek police have arrested one person who was allegedly involved in Thursday’s physical attack on New Democracy MP Giorgos Koumoutsakos.
Koumoutsakos had been attacked by a group of protesters, during the Pontic anti-government protest that took place on Thursday in front of the Greek parliament. Koumoutsakos alleged that the perpetrators were Golden Dawn members.
The individual arrested was identified through video footage that was captured during the assault. Greek media has reported that the person in custody is a 22-year-old male. Additional reports state that prior to his arrest, the man appeared on a Greek television station claiming that he was in fact trying to protect Koumoutsakos from the perpetrators.
Another four people who were involved in the attack have been identified but have yet to be arrested, Kathimerini newspaper reports. Out of these four, two have a criminal record and have been accused of attacking migrants, the report further notes.
Earlier in the day, Koumoutsakos had pressed charges against unknown persons. The Greek prosecutor had ordered a preliminary investigation into the incident.