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SNIPER ARRESTED OUTSIDE MANAGUA BASEBALL STADIUM

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A man armed with a high-power rifle was arrested outside a stadium here, where the main games of a world amateur baseball championship is taking place, police said Saturday.

Marvin Jose Mendoza Gonzalez, 32, a former interior ministry security agent, was arrested Friday carrying a Soviet-designed AK-47 assault rifle and a spare magazine clip in his pocket with 24 rounds of ammunition.A police report said he was dressed in olive-green fatigues from when he served when the Sandinista government was in power. The Sandinistas were displaced in elections by President Violeta Chamorro in 1991.

Sixteen teams from the United States, Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America are competing in the third world championship in the Nicaraguan capital and three other cities.

"The suspect is being interrogated and for the time being we have no information on the subject," a police source said.