In the center of Moscow special forces soldiers freed a hostage, which is unknown extorted a large sum of money. According to preliminary information, as a result of operation nobody has suffered. At the same time, according to media reports, the hostage was a man – a citizen of a foreign state, reports TASS citing a source in law enforcement bodies.
“On street Small Masons in the district of Taganka, two unknown persons, threatening the man with a gun, took him hostage and demanded a ransom for him”, – the interlocutor told journalists. “The hostage was freed, the two criminals arrested,” he added. According to TV channel “360”, a hostage situation occurred on street Small Masons, Dom 18, korpus 1.
The journalists of REN TV”in turn, reported that law enforcement officers caught criminals “bait”. The police sat in ambush, waiting for the robbers will try to enter the apartment to detain them in the act.
Based on the video published by the TV station, criminals made a real massacre and resisted the police. The door to the apartment was almost broken. Thus, according to journalists, one of the criminals managed to escape, probably through the roof. At the present time is the operation on his capture.
According to the portal Life, two attackers in a state of alcoholic intoxication was to the victim and introduced themselves as officers of the housing Department. “At gunpoint, the two men demanded the victim’s money,” – said a source in law enforcement bodies. The man managed to call the police. Soon arrived at the scene the officers detained the extortionists.
In the Metropolitan Directorate of the interior Ministry, meanwhile, has not confirmed the information on capture of hostages in the city center. This was reported Agency city news “Moscow” in the press service of the Ministry. “Information about the hostage-taking in Moscow is untrue”, – said the representative of a capital Central Board.