TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Mexico (AP) -- Prosecutors are investigating an
indigenous community in southern Mexico on suspicion that some of
its members pushed a police car over a cliff, killing two officers
and a civilian inside.
A fourth man reportedly survived.
Chiapas state prosecutor Mario Hernandez says residents of San
Cristobalito were angry that the officers were executing an arrest
warrant for a community member accused of auto theft.
Hernandez told The Associated Press on Tuesday that townsfolk
took the agents hostage Sunday and demanded the government pay
$4,300 for their release.
Hernandez said an agreement was reached, but about 200 people
who were displeased with the negotiation waited for the agents to
get inside their unit before pushing it off a cliff.
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