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Hijack in Lutsk: Terrorist confirms presence of pregnant women, children on bus

Source : 112 Ukraine

He threatens to blow the bus up if the police try to storm it
15:16, 21 July 2020

Armed man hijacks bus with hostages in Lutsk
Ukraine's Interior Ministry

The man, who hijacked the bus with passengers on it, said that there were a lot of people, including pregnant women and children." The recording of the conversation with "Maksym Plokhoi" was published by Pershyi.

"There are a lot of people, there are children, there are pregnant women. Their condition is our issue now. Let the state take care of it. It cares about people," Maksym Plokhoi stated.

He also threatened to blow up the bus if the police tried to storm it. Plohoi stated that had planted another explosive in a crowded place and could detonate it remotely.

Related: Lutsk hijacker holds 20 people hostage

As we reported earlier, today, on July 21, an unknown man hijacked the suburban bus "Berestechko - Krasnylovka" and took 20 people hostage in the center of Lutsk.

The exact number of people on the bus remains to be unknown. Information about the incident was entered into the Unified Register of Pre-Trial Investigations under Part 2 of Art. 147 of the Criminal code of Ukraine ("Hostage-taking").  

According to the head of the Volyn police, the terrorist does not seem to be intoxicated. 

Related: Hostage-taking in Lutsk: Main facts, details

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