Report: A Man with a Gun in the Area of Lidická Street
Police intervention in Lidická today. Photo: Blue Lune Productions.
Brno, Dec 20 (BD) [15:00] – Shortly before 2 pm, the street of Lidicka closed for cars and public transport. Police report a man with a gun in the area of Lidicka street. People should avoid the area. A police helicopter flies over downtown.
According to the Twitter account of Ceska Televize, a single gunshot was heard by witnesses in the area earlier.
Before 3pm, Ceska Televize announced that the Police were intervening in a courtyard of one of the buildings.
UPDATE [15:23]: The police task force is leaving now.
According to Ceska Televize, the task force found the building empty.
UPDATE [15:31]: Public transport is back in operation, car drivers need to use alternative routes.
UPDATE [16:05]: Police say there was nobody armed in the building. The gunshot was most likely not pointed at anybody. The investigators work also with the possibility that the gun was gas-powered. Life in the street is coming back to normal.
UPDATE [19:03]: According to the Twitter account of Ceska Televize, Police detained a man with a gas gun and ammunition in Lidická Street about half an hour ago. Police have taken him in for questioning.
Video: Česká televize / Twitter
EXKLUZIVNĚ: Policie v Lidické ulici v místě dnešního zásahu zadržela muže s plynovou pistolí a náboji. Jeho případnou roli v dnešním případu zatím neobjasnila. Muže odvezla, nejdříve ho musí vyslechnout. Na místě zůstává a podrobnosti zjišťuje reportérka @Candova_CT pic.twitter.com/gKKHtjPPWY— Události Brno (@UdalostiBrno) December 20, 2019
“Shortly after 6 pm we arrested a thirty-one-year-old man near the crime scene. He was carrying a gas gun with ammunition. Investigators continue to work on the case,” said South Moravia Police Department spokesman Bohumil Malášek in the evening.
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