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U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, thanks Mexico for arrest of gunman of U.S. consular official

08/01/2017
17:06
Guadalajara, Jalisco
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“I want to thank the Government of Mexico for their swift and decisive arrest of a suspect of the heinous attack against our Foreign Service Officer colleague in Guadalajara, Mexico”

U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, thanked the Mexican government for the “swift and decisive” arrest of the gunman of a U.S. consular official in Guadalajara, Jalisco.

“On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I want to thank the Government of Mexico for their swift and decisive arrest of a suspect in the heinous attack against our Foreign Service Officer colleague in Guadalajara, Mexico. The safety and security of U.S. citizens and our diplomatic staff overseas are among our highest priorities. My thoughts and prayers remain with this officer and his family during this difficult time. I wish him a speedy recovery.”, said Kerry in a statement released by the U.S. Department of State.

Similarly, in a brief message, spread via social media, the agency informed that the suspect was arrested by members of the Mexican police special forces, this Sunday, and remains at the disposal of the Attorney General's Office after Friday’s attack in a shopping mall in state capital of Guadalajara, Jalisco.

Medical sources informed that the consular official remains stable and “is responding well to the medical attention”.

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