Brazilian police say Bolsonaro's attacker acted alone

Source: Xinhua| 2018-09-25 11:09:58|Editor: mym
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RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- Brazilian police said on Monday that the man who stabbed presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro in early September acted on his own.

In an interview with local TV station Globo, police chief Rodrigo Morais, who is in charge of the investigation on the attack, said that nothing indicated the presence of an accomplice.

"We analyzed images, data, elements collected which refute the presence of a third party," the police chief said.

According to Morais, police investigated the financial situation of the attacker, Adelio Bispo de Oliveira, and concluded that the amount he had to his name, 12,000 reals (almost 3,000 U.S. dollars), originated from various jobs he held.

The weapon used in the crime, a large knife, was also owned by Oliveira. According to the police, he had previous experience in handling knives as he had worked as a butcher and in a Japanese restaurant.

Bolsonaro got wounded in the intestines. He is currently recovering from the attack at a hospital in Sao Paulo. Polls show that he continues to be the leading candidate for the presidential election.