Police release woman with child from hostage in Volgograd
The child and the woman were taken to the hospital with various injuries.
Volgograd police released a woman and her six-year-old child, who were kept by a drunken man in his own house.
As it turned out, the injured resident of the Volgograd region met the 33-year-old attacker on a social network. The 31-year-old woman decided to go home to a new boyfriend with her six-year-old child.
At some point, a conflict broke out among the new acquaintances. The abuser, who as it turned out later, had criminal past, drove his parents out into the street. After that, he closed himself in the house with a woman and a child and, according to preliminary information, beat both of them.
Arriving at the place of the crime police, who were summoned by the witnesses of the scandal, demanded that the man released the hostages, but in response, the man began to threaten his victims with a knife. Special Rapid Deployment Force fighters were summoned to the crime scene. They dragged the mother with the child out of the window. At that time the attacker closed himself in the basement. After some time, he was detained. The child and the woman were taken to the hospital with various injuries.
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