October 22. According to Reuters, the Georgian Ministry of Internal Affairs said that the country’s police were searching for an unidentified gunman on the 22nd who took 43 hostages during bank robbery and released them. After missing.
On the afternoon of the 21st local time, masked gunmen in military uniforms rushed into a bank in Zugdidi Town in western Georgia and demanded US$500,000. Negotiations between the gunman and the police continued into the night.
The hostages were gradually released during the day, and most of the hostages were released at night after the gunman received the ransom.
The gunman left the bank with four hostages, including the local police chief. The Secretary is the negotiator and brought the ransom. A few hours later, the gunman released the remaining hostages and ran away.
The Georgian Ministry of Interior said in a statement: “In order to arrest the attackers, law enforcement officers continue to conduct intensive investigations and searches.”