S.-PETERSBURG, 12 March – RIA Novosti. A man who took hostage an employee of a microcredit organization in Severodvinsk was arrested for two months by a court decision, the press service of the SUSK RF for the Arkhangelsk region and the NAO told RIA Novosti.
Earlier it was reported that a 54-year-old resident of Severodvinsk was previously criminally prosecuted on suspicion of committing a crime under paragraph “d” of Part 2 of Article 206 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (hostage-taking committed with the use of weapons).
“The court granted the request of the investigation for the detention for a period of two months,” the press service said.
According to the investigation, on March 11, a man in a state of alcoholic intoxication with a sawed-off hunting rifle arrived at the office of a microcredit organization in Severodvinsk, where he blocked the front door and handcuffed a 21-year-old employee, demanding to inform her management about the need to come to the office. It was noted that the victim managed to press the alarm button, during the negotiation process, an employee of the Rosgvardia department persuaded the suspect to discharge the sawn-off shotgun, after which the latter was detained by officers of the Rosgvardia SOBR and handed over to police officers.
According to the regional SUSK RF, during the interrogation, the suspect admitted his guilt and explained to the investigator that he used the services of the said microcredit organization, taking a loan in the amount of 8 thousand rubles, after a short time the amount of debt increased to 20 thousand. Due to the fact that his debt obligations were transferred to a collection agency, whose employees demanded 100 thousand from him and disseminated information discrediting him and his loved ones on the Internet, he came to the office of a microcredit organization with a firearm and demanded to contact the director – he believed that the director would contact the collectors, and they would leave him alone, previously noted in SUSK. It is planned that during the investigation, a legal assessment of the actions of the collectors will also be given, if the testimony given by the man during the interrogation will be confirmed.