Armenia’s Investigative Committee (IC) reports that an as yet unidentified individual fired shots today inside the Armenia Medical Center in Yerevan in an attempt to facilitate the escape of a convict who had been transferred to the hospital for a medical examination.
The IC reports that employees of the Department of Corrections, who had escorted the convict, subdued the armed individual.
During the scuffle, the convict was able to seize a handgun carried by one of the Corrections employees, firing in their direction.
The convict was then captured while attempting to flee the hospital.
The IC reports that a criminal investigation has been launched.