Grenade explodes in centre of Brovary, injuring people

Scene. Photo: Police
Scene. Photo: Police

On Saturday evening, a grenade exploded in the centre of Brovary, Kyiv Oblast, wounding two people.

Source: Ihor Sapozhko, Mayor of Brovary, on Telegram; Police of Kyiv Oblast

Quote from Sapozhko: "An explosion occurred at about 20:40 (Kyiv time) in the centre of Brovary, on Nezalezhnosti Boulevard, in the area of the Red Market store.

Preliminary reports indicate that two people were injured, one of them is a police officer.

Law enforcement officers and medical professionals are working on the site. Details of the incident are being investigated."

Updated: Later, the police of Kyiv Oblast reported that a man whom a policeman was chasing threw a grenade at the policeman; they were both injured.

The incident occurred today at about 21:00.

Quote from the police: "The police of the Patrol Police Response Unit of the Brovary District Police Department received a call about hooliganism by an unknown person. When they arrived at the specified address, the man ran away; the policeman began to chase him and then the perpetrator threw a grenade at the policeman. As a result of the explosion, a police officer and the perpetrator himself were injured.

The victims are currently being treated. Investigators are charging the detainee with [crimes stipulated in] Art. 348 of the Criminal Code and Art. 263.1 of the Criminal Code."

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