Christopher Miller+ Your Authors @ChristopherJM Correspondent covering Ukraine and more for @BuzzFeedNews. Also seen in @RFERL @POLITICOEurope @ViceNews @Guardian. Send tips to [email protected]feed.com Aug. 03, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

Ukraine has its third hostage situation in two weeks. Right now in central Kyiv, across from the National Opera, a man says he has explosives inside a backpack and is threatening to blow up a bank. Employees were allowed to leave but bank manager remains inside. Police on site.

The suspect is a 32-year-old citizen of Uzbekistan, according to an Interior Ministry official who also released a photograph of the man inside the bank sitting beside his backpack and the manager.  https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=3168976189855873&set=a.673865036033680&type=3&theater 

The suspect has reportedly demanded to speak with media, and so...here police are ushering news crews into the bank, I guess.

It’s over. The security service agents have apprehended the man and cleared the bank.


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