An ambulance car. Photo: Sputnik / Pavel Lisitsyn

30 October 2017, 20:42

Two kindergarten employees wounded at hostage-taking in Armenia

A man with a knife took hostages in the kindergarten "Manushak" in the city of Armavir. The director and an educator received stab wounds.

The man held a three-year-old child and several employees as hostages. After the talks, policemen released the child and detained the man. According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA), the man tried to self-mutilate.

Two women were stabbed in the neck, said doctors on air of the "Azatutyun" Radio.

The liberated boy has already been handed over to his father. In the video posted on the Agaronyan's page on the Facebook, the boy's father thanks everyone who helped him in getting his son back. He notes that the child did not suffer.

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

Author: Armine Martirosyan; Source: CK correspondent

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