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Man arrested in Playa del Carmen after shootout with police

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — A police chase has led to the arrest of a man after he attempted to collect a year-old debt with a gun in hand.

Reports say the man, identified only as Jamie N, attempted to collect an outstanding debt of 4,500 peso from another person. When the second man arrived at their agreed meeting point, he saw the collector was carrying a gun. He started to phone police when the aggressor took it away and fled in a grey vehicle.

The second man was able to flag down municipal police, explaining that the man had just left armed in a grey vehicle. State police reported that the officers began their search operation, visually locating his vehicle on 30th Avenue with Juarez.

When attempting to stop him, officers were assaulted with gunfire by the subject, initiating a pursuit. The capture of Jamie N took place on Avenue 20 near Constituyentes.

He was taken into custody. His vehicle was seized. Jamie N will be presented before the state attorney.