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Hostage taker at Kyiv’s business center was registered at psycho-neurological hospital in Uzbekistan

Source : 112 Ukraine

In Ukraine, the criminal was never prosecuted
19:40, 3 August 2020

Law enforcement officers neutralized and detained an aggressor who threatened to blow up a bank in Kyiv
State Security Service

A man who threatened to blow up Leonardo business center was diagnosed with mental retardation at the age of 10. In Uzbekistan, he was registered at the psycho-neurological hospital as 112 Ukraine TV channel reported citing Deputy Interior Minister Anton Herashchenko.

“According to the recent information received through channels in Uzbekistan, he was diagnosed with mental retardation at the age of 10 and he was registered at the psycho-neurological hospital in Uzbekistan. However, probably, he concealed this information during the entrance to Ukraine,” Herashchenko said.

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He noted that in Ukraine, the criminal was not prosecuted.

“For some reason, this person in hyperarousal state started to write obscure posts on the social networks; however, he did not do it before and today he tried to commit, initiate the so-called terrorist act,” Herashchenko added.

Besides, the deputy minister added that the citizen of Uzbekistan was bluffing as no explosive was found.

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Herashchenko added that possibly the court will arrest him for two months without alternative restrictive measures; later he would be filed charges of the attempt of imitation of the terrorist act.

“Besides, if it is established that a woman, the head of the bank’s branch was there involuntarily; he will be incriminated…with hostage-taking. Up to 12 years of arrest,” Herashchenko said.

The Interior Ministry added that in any case, the court delivers the sentence in any case. If a person recognized sane, he will serve in usual places of detention; if he recognized insane, he will serve in specialized psychiatric hospitals of closed type. In other words, he will definitely be arrested.

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Today, on August 3, a man came to Universal bank at Leonardo business center in Kyiv and said that he had an explosive and asked to call the police.

Later, the hostage taker released all people from bank, despite the head of the bank who stayed with him on his own initiative.

During the negotiation, the man asked a personal meeting with journalists and 40,000 hryvnia ($1,440). It turned out that the hostage taker is citizen of Uzbekistan of 1988 year of birth Karimov Sukhrob Rakhmatovich.

Later, law enforcement officers neutralized and detained an aggressor. Prosecutor's office of Kyiv opened a criminal case under Art. 258 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine ("Act of terrorism").

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