Cancun tourists rush for safety as armed gang storm luxury hotel | Mexico
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Staff and tourists at the Mexican resort town of Cancun rushed for safety amid reports that a group of armed men had entered a luxury hotel and abducted at least one person, according to a torrent of desperate social media posts.
The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City said it was investigating reports that about eight armed men with rifles entered the Hyatt Ziva hotel from the beach and arrested at least one person before fleeing. on a boat.
“Gunmen stormed the beach and started shooting,” one guest tweeted. “Please spread the word and get some help on this. I have no idea what to do.
A person answering the phone at the hotel said they were not aware of any incidents at the site. A Hyatt spokesperson did not respond to a request for comment.
Another hotel guest tweeted: “We told all the guests and employees to bend down and we were taken to hiding places. “
He confirmed in a DM to the Guardian that he was “hiding in a dark room”. He then tweeted that emotionally shaken guests had emerged from their hiding places.
Some of the guests shared stories of “While playing volleyball on the beach, the shooter approached his gun. Everyone ran from the beach and the pools.
The incident comes days after a California travel blogger and a German tourist were killed at a restaurant in every seaside resort neighboring Tulum in a shootout between suspected gang members.
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