During the negotiations with the terrorist who took 11 people hostage in Kharkiv yesterday, head of the criminal police of Kharkiv region Viacheslav Davydenko was a hostage instead of children and women, the press service of the Interior Ministry informs.
At 15:39, the police established phone contact with the hostages, and at 16:00 they received a video in which the terrorist is putting an explosive device onto his body and threatens to enable it. In response to this threat, a division of the special police came to Kharkiv from Kyiv on the airplane of the National guard.
At the same time, the special police of Kharkiv and division of the Security Service Alfa surround the territory and put snipers.
The group of negotiators from the dialogue police managed to convince the man to release two teenagers (11 and 13 years old) and three women. Head of the criminal police of Kharkiv region Viacheslav Davydenko replaced them as a hostage.
The police managed to indemnify the perpetrator after talking to the released hostages. The man had been previously sentenced for drug abuse. The father of the perpetrator was included in the negotiation process.
The perpetrator wasn’t acting soundly, he stopped the negotiations a few times, got hysterical, threatened to kill the hostages if the SWAT teams attempt a storm.
As we reported earlier, law enforcers of KORD police subdivision stormed the Ukrposhta post office, where a man with explosives captured hostages, having released all the hostages and detained the perpetrator.