Gunmen storm Police HQ in Yerevan, negotiations on surrender underway
YEREVAN, JULY 17, ARMENPRESS. Gunmen have stormed a Police HQ in Yerevan in the morning of July 17 and have taken hostages. “Armenpress” reports citing the official statement of the National Security Service of Armenia.
“Meanwhile their supporters periodically spread misinformation on media outlets and social media as if they have started armed rebellion and seized buildings. The National Security Service of Armenia officially declares that this information has no grounds in reality. State institutions operate in an orderly manner and the law enforcement bodies implement their duties of protecting civil order and state security. Talks are being held with the armed group to ensure their peaceful surrender to the Armenian authorities. We reaffirm that this as any other unlawful act will be disrupted by the law enforcement, the organizers will be neutralized and will be held accountable according to the Armenian laws.”