Recently the official website of the Interior Ministry of Ukraine published information concerning taking of hostages in Khersonskaya oblast. The criminal was a drug addict of 31, a resident of the town of Genichesk.
The first one who reported about the incident was the microbus driver, one of the hostages. He explained to the police station's front officer that an unknown hopped up man put a splinter of glass bottle to his throat demanding to take him to the nearest police station.
Besides the driver and the attacker, there were several passengers including a women and minor children in the bus. The hostages tried to call the criminal to reason, but he didn’t calm down, he threatened to throw them out of the microbus in motion.
When the bus arrived at the point of destination – at the police station – the criminal let the driver go demanding to fetch a public prosecutor to him. To some extent, it helped the police to detain the criminal. A police officer introduced himself as a public prosecutor and distracted the criminal.
The operation was quick and effective. The criminal was arrested. No harm done. No one of the hostages was injured. All the hostages got psychological aid.
It was impossible to interrogate the detainee at once, as, due to his drug intoxication, he suffered from tunnel vision. During the personal search of the criminal, two syringes, a packet of unknown white powder and an ampoule of codterpinum, a codeine-based drug.
The terrorist is charged with taking of hostages, in accordance with article 147 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.