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Terrorist who took policeman hostage in Poltava may be dead, - Ministry of Internal Affairs

Source : 112 Ukraine

The attacker is wanted in Poltava region; he's been fleeing from justice for six days
20:05, 29 July 2020

Police have identified the Poltava terrorist
Facebook Anton Herashchenko

The police continue to search for Roman Skrypnyk, who took a policeman hostage in Poltava on July 23. However, the Ministry of Internal Affairs suggests that the man could have committed suicide. Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Anton Gerashchenko stated this, as 112 Ukraine reports.

“One of the versions is that this person may already be inanimate, because, according to the police and according to the testimony of the police officers whom he took hostage, he was under the influence of what seemed to be strong drugs, methamphetamines. Those people who closely communicated with him said he was a drug abuser. We think that he could commit suicide," Gerashchenko said.

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At the same time, Deputy Head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs noted that the police are continuing to search for the terrorist.

"We hope to understand in the near future whether this person is alive or not, and to make him responsible for his actions," Gerashchenko added.

As we reported before, in Poltava, a man tried to resist an arrest by threatening police officers with a grenade. He took a law enforcement officer hostage. 

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