The weekend has seen four grenade attacks in Nuevo Leon. The attacks began on Friday night in the city of Monterrey. The first was against the penal institution of Topo Chico, the second exploded 100 meters from the U.S. Consulate office and another near the Judicial building of the city. Although the attacks resulted in vehicle and property damage only one person was reported injured. Mexican Army units secured the area for investigation. On September 30th governor Rodrigo Medina de la Cruz had claimed that violence was down in the state of Nuevo Leon.
Saturday evening grenades were thrown by armed men driving a late model truck at the Municipal Palace of Guadalupe, also located in the metropolitan district of Monterrey, leaving 14 people wounded in the attack including 4 minors, one of which was an 8 year old girl. For security reasons, the names of the victims have not been released.
Allegedly, the sicario's escaped with help from the transit police who formed a blockade of cars in the wake of the attack. Units from the Municipal police confronted the blockade of at least 10 units of the transit authority. This blockade lasted 45 minutes and was eventually dismantled by the Mexican Army however it was too late, by then the perpetrators had escaped.