3 tourists have been stabbed to death in Puerto Rico after being told to stop filming in a popular neighborhood
Three tourists were stabbed to death in Puerto Rico early Monday after police said someone told them to stop filming in a well-known coastal community popular with visitors called La Perla.
The confrontation began when one of the tourists, who lives in South Carolina, started filming a mobile hamburger truck and was told to stop and leave the area, police said.
Two of the tourists remain hospitalized, including one who was stabbed six times, police said. Nobody was arrested.
The attack came nearly two years after a Delaware tourist was killed and set on fire after police said he was warned not to take photos while shopping for drugs in La Perla. A friend of his was also beaten but survived.
Located in the historic part of Puerto Rico’s capital known as Old San Juan, La Perla rose to fame after being featured in the video for “Despacito,” a song released in 2017 by Puerto Rican singers Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee .
The community was once a dangerous slum considered the island’s largest distribution point for heroin, but crime has declined since a 2011 raid by federal agents.
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