An American was brutally beaten in Greece on Friday, and six suspects are now in custody.
I don’t think this will fall under the “international incident,” umbrella but Barkari Henderson received a beatdown at the hands of Serbian nationals outside of a bar known for rowdy behavior, according to the Associated Press.
Henderson suffered fatal head injuries as the barman and bouncer were arrested for their acts of violence against the young man. Henderson was 22 years old and hails from Austin, Texas.
Source: Fox News
Henderson suffered fatal head injuries in the beating early Friday on the island Zakinthos.
He was at a bar with friends. The bar’s location is a tourist section known for frequently rowdy behavior by young foreign tourists, the Associated Press reported.
Police detained the Serbians after viewing surveillance video, Agence France-Press reported Saturday.
A Greek barman, 34, and a 32-year-old British bouncer of Serbian origin were arrested Friday, AFP reported.
The beating may have begun with an exchange of words.
A police source said the argument involved someone setting their drink down on a table occupied by a different group, Kathimerini, an English-language Athens news outlet reported.
Outside the bar, a group of Serbian patrons allegedly attacked Henderson, threw him onto the road and started punching and kicking him, the paper reported.
Henderson graduated from Arizona University this past May. The school issued the following statement after the incident:
”Our hearts and prayers are with his friends and family,” the president of the college Robert C. Robbins said. “I can only imagine the deep sense of loss they must be feeling at his untimely death. It is always a tragedy when a young life ends before it has really yet to begin.
Send up a prayer for Henderson and his family.
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