04 February 2017, 17:09

Twenty-two natives of Chechnya detained in Austria

The Vienna police are interrogating the 22 natives of Chechnya detained yesterday, who, according to law enforcers, had firearms on them.

The detention took place in the evening on February 3 in the Floridsdorf District. Policemen were called by local residents, who reported a large gathering of people.

Some suspects told the policemen, who arrived at the venue, that they were just walking around; others said that they were returning from the wedding party. However, policemen found a pistol and a submachine gun hidden in the snow, and detained all the suspects, the RIA "Novosti" reports with reference to the “Austria Press Agentur” Agency.

The detainees are checked, including for the involvement in terrorist activities, the "Interfax" reports with reference to the edition named “Kleine Zeitung”.

The detainees’ names are not specified by the above Austrian media; but they note that they all are males aged from 25 to 50 years.

Full text of the article is available on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’.

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