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Uzbekistan|justice & crime|August 3, 2020 / 08:03 PM
Special Service detain Uzbek national who threatened to blow up Kyiv bank

AKIPRESS.COM - The special task force of Security Service of Ukraine detained a man, identified as Uzbek citizen Sukhrob Karimov, who threatened to blow up a bank office in the capital city of Kyiv and claimed he was carrying a bomb in his backpack, Unian reported.

"The terrorist was captured alive. There was no explosion. He will face a trial and a long prison sentence," Ukraine's Deputy Interior Minister Anton Gerashchenko wrote on Facebook.

"The operation was a success. The attacker has been arrested," Deputy Head of the Security Service of Ukraine Serhiy Punold told a briefing.

A manager at the Universal Bank JSC (Shevchenkivskyi district, Leonardo business center) called the police on August at 12.00 local time and reported that an unidentified man under the age of 35 had entered the branch and said he had a bomb in his backpack. The man himself asked bank managers to call the police. A special police protocol "Thunder" was initiated. Police began negotiations with the terrorist and offered that he surrender.

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