Two detained over Fenerbahce bus attack released
Bus belonging to Istanbul team was hit by shotgun shell on Turkey's Black Sea coast Saturday, injuring driver.
Two people detained over the armed attack on the bus of the Turkish football team Fenerbahce were released Wednesday, Rahmi Ustun, mayor of Sumene district in Trabzon province, said.
A Trabzon court ruled to release the suspects because there was no strong suspicion based on concrete evidence against them.
Turkish police had detained the suspects Tuesday, according to police sources.
The bus belonging to the Istanbul team came under attack Saturday as it was traveling on the Rize-Trabzon highway near the Arsin district on the eastern Black Sea coast of Turkey after the game against Caykur Rizespor in Rize province, which Fenerbahce won 5-1.
The Yellow Canaries were heading to Trabzon to catch their plane for Istanbul.
The bus was hit by a shotgun shell, leaving the driver injured. A shotgun and other items were later found at the scene.
After the incident, the Turkish Football Federation postponed league games for one week, while Fenerbahce announced they would "not play football" until the perpetrators were found.
Last Modified: 2015-04-09 10:25:47
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