Mexico’s midterm elections took a bloody turn as voters saw severed heads, grenades and more at voting stations Sunday, according to reports.
The campaign has been a reportedly violent one, with 97 politicians killed and 935 attacked nationwide. Erik Ulises Ramirez, a left-wing candidate who survived an assassination attempt last month, said two of his allies had been kidnapped, beaten and released by Sunday’s voting.
Five polling station workers had been killed on the eve of voting in Chiapas, the BBC reported.
Local authorities found plastic bags filled with body parts in Tijuana near a voting station, and a man lobbed a severed head into the same voting station as Mexicans across the country cast their ballots.
The man fled, and authorities have not said whether or not he was apprehended, Reuters reported.
Another attack saw an inactive grenade lobbed into a voting station in Mexico State.
A community police officer keeps watch at a polling station as people queue to vote during midterm election in Alyahualtempa, Guerrero