In a statement, the southern directorate of the PJ said there is "strong evidence of the practice of the crime of aggravated homicide in the attempted form" by the 33-year-old suspect.

"The crime, committed using a bladed weapon, occurred in the municipality of Loulé, following a dispute, for futile reasons, with a 29-year-old man, resident in a dwelling close to the suspect's".

According to the PJ, the investigation allowed for the collection of strong evidence and the issuance of arrest warrants by the Department of Investigation and Criminal Action (DIAP) of Loulé, which were carried out on Monday.