Employees of the relevant units under the Ministry of Internal Affairs are mobilized in Kutaisi

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Tuesday, 20 September 2022 13:38

Employees of the relevant units under the Ministry of Internal Affairs are mobilized in Kutaisi, on Shota Rustaveli Avenue, conducting operational and investigative measures. The investigation was launched on the fact of the attack on one of the branches of "Bank of Georgia", the act of terrorism, taking hostages for terrorism purposes, and illegal purchase, storage and carrying of ammunition.

In the course of operational-investigative activities it has been established that an armed person broke into the branch of "Bank of Georgia" located on Shota Rustaveli Avenue, Kutaisi and took several people as hostages in order to appropriate large amount of cash.
At the moment, 12 people remain in the building as hostages. Law enforcement officers are taking all necessary measures for their timely and safe release.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs calls on the media representatives to observe the safety norms and follow the instructions of the police on the spot.
The incident is being investigated under Articles 144, 236, 323 and 329 of the Criminal Code of Georgia.
STATEMENT OF THE MINISTRY OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS
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    Employees of relevant units of the Ministry of Internal Affairs are mobilized near the bank located on Shota Rustaveli Avenue in Kutaisi.

    According to initial information, an armed person broke into the "Bank of Georgia" branch.
    As soon as the report on the attack was received, the police officers cordoned off the area around the scene immediately. Currently law enforcement officers mobilized on the spot are taking all necessary and urgent measures, while investigative and operative activities are underway.
     
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