An explosion took place in a courthouse in Kyiv, Reuters reported, citing Ukrainian police. The Ministry of the Interior gave preliminary information that the device was detonated by a man.
An explosion took place in a courthouse in Kyiv, Reuters reported, citing Ukrainian police. The Ministry of the Interior gave preliminary information that the device was detonated by a man brought to a court hearing.
Ukrainian police said on Wednesday they were investigating an explosion at a district court in Kyiv.
“An investigative team, special forces, explosives experts and dog handlers are working at the scene,” the police wrote on Telegram.
The Ministry of the Interior reported preliminary information that the device was detonated by a man who was brought to court.
— An unusual event took place in the Shevchenko Court in Kyiv. The police received a report of an explosion, Interior Minister Ihor Klymenko told Reuters.
Details are being worked out. Stay calm and stay away from the scene. According to the media, there was also a shooting on the spot.
Special units of the police and the army were sent to the site. An hour after the explosion, there were reports of another powerful explosion. Moments later, two people were evacuated from the building on stretchers.
Before 6 p.m., the media reported another explosion. The perpetrator died on the spot. According to preliminary information, he blew himself up, Interior Minister Ihor Klymenko reported on Telegram. He added that two soldiers were injured during the storming of the building. Their lives were saved by shields.
At a briefing in Kyiv, the interior minister explained what happened on Wednesday afternoon in the courthouse. After the trial, Ihor H. first locked himself in the toilet, then opened the door and threw explosives at the guards, reports the Real War channel on Telegram.
The man then tried to leave the court. The convoy stopped him with a shot in the air. The gunman barricaded himself. After unlocking the door, Ihor H. threw explosives at the policemen, who were injured, but their lives are not in danger.