Mexican mob attacks Russian

Posted on: May 21, 2017 | views: 184

A Russian man has been put into protective custody in hospital after he was attacked by a crowd of angry Mexicans in Cancun, authorities say.

Police rescued 43-year-old Aleksei Makeev, on Friday night after the crowd stormed his apartment in the Caribbean resort.

The man had allegedly posted disparaging and insulting remarks about local people in videos on social media.

He was accused of fatally stabbing someone during the affray, the authorities said.

A crowd of locals tried to confront Makeev over his comments, and managed to gain entry into his apartment after the encounter turned violent. 

According to local official Guillermo Brahms, a young man who was injured later died in hospital.