Armed citizen identified as Masis town resident

Armed citizen identified as Masis town resident

PanARMENIAN.Net - Deputy chief of Special Investigation Service Armen Nadiryan has refused to comment on the armed man’s attempt to enter the parliament building.

Asked by journalists if he came to parliament to address the security-related issues, Mr Nadiryan game a negative answer. Moreover, he refused to answer the question as to the man, armed with a knife, might have been an official.

According to preliminary information, the intruder was identified as Masis town resident Vrezh Galstyan, born in 1988.

The journalists gathered at the gates of the parliament are looking forward to official information. However, they were earlier warned against entering the parliament's territory until the investigation is completed.

A man, armed with a knife, who earlier made an attempt to enter the parliament building, said he is Jesus Christ.

The police hindered the man’s further intrusion on the stairs leading to the parliament premises. The security officers warned him against entering the parliament; however he continued his way forcing the police to open fire. Parliament health service employee was the first to offer him medical assistance.

As a PanARMENIAN.Net correspondent reports from the ground, special investigation committee employees are currently working in the National Assembly. Entrance to the building has been banned. No official information has yet been provided.

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