icon bookmark-bicon bookmarkicon cameraicon checkicon chevron downicon chevron lefticon chevron righticon chevron upicon closeicon v-compressicon downloadicon editicon v-expandicon fbicon fileicon filtericon flag ruicon full chevron downicon full chevron lefticon full chevron righticon full chevron upicon gpicon insicon mailicon moveicon-musicicon mutedicon nomutedicon okicon v-pauseicon v-playicon searchicon shareicon sign inicon sign upicon stepbackicon stepforicon swipe downicon tagicon tagsicon tgicon trashicon twicon vkicon yticon wticon fm
18 Mar, 2010 12:46

Hostage drama in Russian police station

Police have detained a man who attempted to hold several officers hostage with what later turned out to be fake explosives in a police station in Southern Russia's Volgograd Region.

Russian news agencies reported that a 50-year-old man with an extensive criminal record entered a police station in the town of Frolovo and threatened to blow it up. Russian news agency Itar-Tass quoted a source in the local law enforcement as saying that the man demanded a meeting with Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in person.

Regional police commanders and a special police unit for dealing with hostage-takings were urgently called on site. All people were evacuated from the building that housed the police station and from nearby buildings.

About two hours after the incident, police stormed the building and detained the man. The bomb seized from him proved to be a fake.