A French photographer was stabbed to death Wednesday morning in Buenos Aires Plaza San Martin, after thieves tried to steal his camera while he was taking pictures of the monument honouring the Argentine Malvinas War memorial.
The man was identified as Laurent Schwebel, 42, and according to initial reports was in Buenos Aires on holiday. Schwebel was a renowned nature photographer, world traveller and contributor to many nature international publications andwebsites.
Schwebel was murdered at around 8 AM in the central square of Buenos Aires next to some of the most famous shopping malls of the city, the Foreign Affairs ministry, Palacio San Martin and the memorial to the Malvinas War veterans.
Police sources stated that the victim was stabbed in the chest, after notably tackling his oppressor. Witnesses at the scene, however, stated that the man was stabbed around six times.
Head of the emergency service Alberto Crescenti assured that the ambulance “took four minutes to arrive to the scene of the crime, after 911 was called, however when paramedics reviewed the patient, he was already dead. He died from having been stabbed in the chest.”