Media reported about an armed takeover of a police station in Yerevan


In the night of Sunday, July 17, a group of armed men attacked the police station of the Erebuni district of Yerevan, Arminfo says. In a shootout there killed and wounded, according to unconfirmed reports, during an armed attack, the attackers took hostage the officer of the Armenian police.

According to the Agency, the attack carried out by armed supporters of the leader of the movement “New Armenia, Zhirayr Sefilyan. The source of “Interfax” also confirmed that the seized demand the release of detained party of the Karabakh conflict, the leader of the opposition radical Front public safety in Armenia Zhirayr Sefilyan. He is accused of illegal acquisition and possession of weapons.

The press service of the Armenian police reported that an official statement about this will come later. The police closed all roads leading to Erebuni district.

TASS reports that a group of opposition activists captured a regiment of the patrol-guard service of the police and demanding the resignation of the Armenian authorities with reference to the press service of the police. The Agency clarifies that the official reports about what happened there.