During twenty four hours law-enforcement officers prevented two cases of hostage-taking (РНОТОS)
27.05.2015 | 13:00
In the first instance police officers were forced to render innocuous a
malefactor who took hostages in the Kharkiv region.In the second instance Kiev resident who was
wanted by the police took his son as a hostage when police officers came to his
place to detain him.
On May 25, 2015, at 14.00 in Lyubotin (a town in
Kharkiv region) a 48-year-old local resident opened fire from his carabine. He
killed two people and one person was wounded. After this offense he drove in his
car (VAZ-21099) to the village Korotych nearby where took three hostages at
local gas station. As a result the state highway Kiev-Kharkiv was closed for
traffic during several hours.
Police officers were forced to storm the gas station
where hostages were kept. As a result of very professional special operation
all hostages were released unharmed but kidnapper was killed during attack.
In the evening of the same day a 41-year-old Kiev
resident barricaded himself in his flat when police officers came to detain
him. He was wanted because in September 2014 he and three his accomplices, all
armed, were detained by the police in one suburban holiday settlement near
Kiev. Weapon, including grenade was seized from these malefactors.During their arrest several police officers
After that criminal proceedings were opened against
all detained persons under Articles of the Ukrainian Criminal Code which
penalize illegal possession of weapons, hooliganism and causing damage to
police officer. Court placed this guy under house arrest as restrain measure
but he disappeared from his place of residence and was declared wanted.
On May 25 policemen found him and arrived to detain
him in accordance with court ruling.At this moment malefactor took his son as a hostage and threatened to
use weapon and explosives if policemen will storm his flat.Policemen began to negotiate with malefactor
and after five-hour talks he first released his child and later surrendered to police.
Press-service of MIA-Ukraine
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