11:03 Jul. 17, 2016
Attackers reportedly demand release of their leader
An armed goup stormed the police headquarters in the Armenian capital of Yerevan, leaving one person killed, according to the Daily Sabah.
Local sources reported the group seized the building to demand the release of their jailed leader Jirayr Sefilyan, an opposition activist who was arrested for illegal arms trafficking and possession in June.
Local news sources also claimed the local police chief was held hostage. Security forces were dispatched to the site.
The Armenian National Security service said they are negotiating for a peaceful surrender of the attackers.