SANTIAGO – One of three suspects in two bombings at stations of the Santiago subway system was on parole after being convicted for robbery, the Chilean media reported Friday.
Juan Flores, Guillermo Duran and Natalia Casanova were arrested on Wednesday after the security forces received tips warning of more attacks with explosives during the commemoration of Chile’s Independence Day.
The three suspects pleaded not guilty at their arraignment and agreed to submit to tests to determine if they were connected with the attacks. Prosecutors were granted their request to keep the suspects in custody until next Tuesday before a decision is made on their release or indictment.
Media outlets said Flores had been convicted for robbery and was on parole since 2013.
While no one was hurt when a bomb went off in a metro station on Aug. 11., a Sept. 8 bombing at another injured 14 people, two of them seriously.
Chilean authorities continue with efforts to dismantle the organization thought to be responsible for the attacks.