Ukraine: heavily-armed man takes hostages in Bus

In the Western Ukrainian city of Lutsk has taken a heavily armed man at least ten people in a bus as hostages. The police had contact with the man, said interio

Ukraine: heavily-armed man takes hostages in Bus

In the Western Ukrainian city of Lutsk has taken a heavily armed man at least ten people in a bus as hostages. The police had contact with the man, said interior Minister Arsen Avakov on Tuesday, local media said. "The negotiations are ongoing. The people are in a normal state.“ The man should have shot up with an assault rifle, several slices of the minibus. There were also unconfirmed reports of explosions and gunfire to a nearby police station.

the inhabitants of The district were called upon to remain in their homes and not to go on the road, it said. In addition, the local bus station was evacuated because of a suspicious object. The hostage-takers had threatened to explosives in busy places of the city from afar kindle.

The man took on Tuesday morning, the passengers of the interurban bus in the city with around 200,000 inhabitants, as hostages. He then agreed that even the police and the officials on the hostage situation have informed. According to reports, the hostage-taker was armed, in addition to the assault rifle with grenade.

Updated Date: 21 July 2020, 11:20

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