Three tourists, a guide and a security guard have suffered minor injuries from multiple stabbing perpetrated this Wednesday in the nearby the Roman ruins of Gerasa, located in northwestern Jordan, according to security sources cited by the news agency Reuters.

The state newspaper Al rai and the official agency Petra have also reported this incident – without clarifying the nationalities of the victims. According to the official press, the victims have been evacuated to hospitals, without having transcended for now more details about the extent of the injuries.

At first, the agency Reuters He said the tourists were Spanish but then it was learned that they were Mexican.

A spokesman for the security services cited by local media has confirmed the arrest of a suspect for the assault, which would have aimed at tourists and their guide. The guard has allegedly been injured when he has come to the scene to try to stop the aggressor.

The Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, EU and Cooperation has no confirmation at the moment about the nationality of the victims.