Fuerza Pública officers and traffic policemen were met with a hail of rocks Sunday night when they tried to collect a stolen vehicle in Barrio Fray Casiano de Madrid in Chacarita, Puntarenas. Police said that initially eight officers faced a mob of 350 persons.
Officer Esteban González Núñez suffered a bullet wound to his mouth that damaged many of his teeth, said the Fuerza Pública. Three other officers suffered injuries from rocks, officials added.
Officers said the attacking mob included children, women and the elderly. Less than 10 persons were detained but the investigation is continuing, they added.