Suspect on Gyumri assassination surrendered after frontier group fired into the air
YEREVAN, JANUARY 13, ARMENPRESS. The Russian frontier troops have arrested the suspect of the assassination in Armenia’s Gyumri, who attempted to cross the Armenian-Turkish border. The Frontier Department of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation in Armenia informed “Armenpress” that the suspect was arrested in the vicinity of Bayandur village.
The Frontier Department of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation in Armenia has taken extraordinary measures of security on the border in connection with the Gyumri case. The line of the Armenian-Turkish border was surrounded and it was guarded by a group of frontier troops led by the officers to prevent the suspect’s possible penetration to Turkey.
The frontier group noticed an unidentified person in the distance of 2000 m, who was moving towards the state border. They allowed the unknown person to approach the frontier group. The head of the group ordered him to stop, but he continued to walk.
Then the officer shouted: “Stop, or I’ll shoot”, but the suspect didn’t stop even after the warning. The head of the frontier group fired into the air, which made the violator to lie down on the ground. So, the violator was arrested in the vicinity of Bayandur village.
It was confirmed that the detainee was the serviceman of the 102nd military base V. P. Permyakov.