The man who fired shots at Erebuni Plaza hotel yesterday has refused to testify. This is what Head of the Information and Public Relations Department of the Department of the Investigative Committee of Armenia Naira Harutyunyan told Armenian News-NEWS.am today.
Yesterday at 2:40 p.m. the police received an alarm according to which there was an armed person firing shots at Erebuni Plaza hotel. The person who had fired gunshots at the hotel was disarmed and transported to the police station.
Acting Chief of Police Arman Sargsyan led negotiations with the person who had fired shots at the hotel, and after the negotiations, the person delivered the weapon, surrendered to the police and was transported to the police station.
In relation to the incident, a criminal case has been instituted under particular articles of the Criminal Code, including an article for taking hostage (using violence dangerous for life or health; using a weapon or some other item as a weapon; against two or more persons), an article for illegal procurement, transportation, keeping or carrying of weapons, explosives or explosive devices) and an article for willful destruction or spoilage of property (committed by arson, explosion or other publicly dangerous method).