It may be a new weapon to strike fear in store clerks around the world: a grocer in Colombia has died days after two individuals injected him with an unknown poison outside his store, in the district of Facatativá west of Bogotá.
The Colombian daily El Espectador reported this past weekend that authorities had not yet managed to identify the poison, which appeared to have caused multiple organ failure. Initial reports did not give a motive for last week's attack. The suspects, caught on security cameras, first ordered ice cream before following the victim out of the shop, injecting him and fleeing.
The victim's widow said her husband was "suffocating" when he came back in for a glass of water. Police were looking for two men they suspected might be hired assassins, El Espectador reported.