In a statement, the PJ explained that the 20-year-old suspect was detained as part of the investigation into the case and after complying with a search and arrest warrant issued by the Caldas da Rainha Public Ministry.

The victim was a 44-year-old foreign citizen who was on holiday in Peniche.

"The crime resulted from an exchange of words between the victim and a group of three young people of Portuguese nationality leading to the victim being stabbed, causing serious injuries, which forced him to be hospitalised for 20 days", said the PJ.

In the course of the searches, “relevant evidence of the investigated offense and a small amount of hashish” were seized.