Time in Yerevan: 11:07:36,   15 September

URGENT: Grenade-wielding man attempts to enter government headquarters in Yerevan

YEREVAN, OCTOBER 27, ARMENPRESS. A man armed with a hand grenade has attempted to breach into the government HQ in Republic Square, Yerevan Saturday evening, acting First Deputy Prime Minister Tigran Avinyan told RFE/RL’s Armenian service Azatutyun.

Avinyan was inside the building when the incident took place. 

Police officers cordoned off the entrance to the building after the incident.

Police and emergency personnel presence is seen nearby.

Security services weren’t immediately available for comment.

According to preliminary information the man has been detained by national security agents. 

No injuries were reported in the incident. 

Edited and translated by Stepan Kocharyan

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