Burglars turn violent injuring 5 police operatives in grenade blast
As patrol police officers responded to a call on breaking and entering in one of the Dnipro city’s apartment blocks overnight Sunday, the perpetrators resisted the arrest and eventually fled the scene after setting off two hand grenades and firing at the officers, the Dnipro PD press office reported.
Five policemen were injured as a result of grenade explosions at the crime scene, the report reads.
It is noted that the culprits engaged an F-1 and RGD-5 hand grenades as well as firearms against the law enforcers.
"As a result of the grenade blast, four policemen sustained injuries of varying severity, while another law-enforcer suffered a tangential wound in the arm. All victims received medical treatment," the report says.
The perpetrators are still on the run as the city police have launched a “Siren” Interception protocol.