Gun battles rock Mexican city after El Chapo's son detained

Mail Online | 10/17/2019 | Emily Crane For;Reuters
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A raging gun battle with high-caliber weapons has erupted in the streets of the Mexican city that is home to El Chapo's Sinaloa cartel after security forces arrested the notorious drug kingpin's son.

The gunfire rocked several neighborhoods in Culiacan after authorities captured Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman's 28-year-old son, Ovidio Guzman, on Thursday.

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Ovidio, along with his brothers, is believed to be influential in the cartel since their father was jailed in the United States.

A senior government source told Reuters the reports were correct after Mexican TV networks broadcast a photograph that showed Ovidio in detention.

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President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador told reporters his security cabinet would give information about the situation in Sinaloa later on Thursday.

Heavily armed civilians in trucks were firing in downtown Culiacan, with some shooting what appeared to be .50-caliber sniper rifles and truck-mounted machine guns, according to Culiacan-based news outlet Riodoce.

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The civilian gunmen blocked a number of city streets with burning vehicles, which is a common tactic to make it difficult for authorities to maneuver.

State police have confirmed that several prisoners escaped from a prison during the chaos. Video footage showed a group of at least...
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