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Rio 2016 : Olympic security chief attacked after opening ceremony before knife-wielding robber shot dead by police

Portugal's minister of education was robbed as he headed back to his hotel in the South American city as it emerged the Olympic security chief had also been attacked after the opening ceremony,
The South American city continues to be rocked by crime and security scares as it hosts the 2016 games
The Rio 2016 Olympic games have been rocked by more trouble after it emerged the Olympic security chief had been attacked after he left the opening
The Olympics security chief was attacked as he left the Games opening ceremony by a knife-wielding robber who was shot dead by a cop.
Felipe Seixas was walking to his car near the Maracan√£ Stadium early on Saturday when he was set upon by four men brandishing knives.
A policeman with him shot one of the assailants dead and the others fled.
Authorities have attempted to hush up details of the shooting, which is a monumental embarrassment to crime-plagued Rio 2016 bosses.

The security chief himself became a mugging target after committing 10,000 security forces to protect the extravaganza
Robbers pounced after spectators had left the glittering showpiece event starring supermodel Gisele B√ľndchen and runner Vanderlei Cordeiro de Lima, who lit the Olympic flame.
The president’s chief of staff Eliseu Padilha had promised the curtain raising spectacular - attended by 40 world leaders - had security unprecedented in the history of Brazil.

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