The man who caused the explosions in the Shevchenko court died on the spot
The man who set off an explosion in the building of the Shevchenkivskyi District Court has died. According to preliminary information, he blew himself up when law enforcers started to storm the building.
Two sides of the KORD special-purpose unit were injured during the storming. This is reported by the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Ihor Klymenko.
"The offender died at the scene. According to preliminary information, he blew himself up. During the storming of the premises two KORD fighters were wounded. Their lives were saved by the shields with which the special forces moved," Klimenko said.
During a briefing in the capital, the minister confirmed that the explosions in the courthouse were committed by Ihor Humeniuk, accused of detonating a grenade near the Verkhovna Rada on August 31, 2015. Four national guardsmen were killed then, and another 65 servicemen were wounded.
According to Klymenko, Humeniuk, who was brought to court to extend the measure of restraint, threw an explosive device into the guardhouse. Preliminarily there were two explosions. He wanted to escape from the courtroom, but the guards stopped the fugitive with a air shot.
After that Humeniuk barricaded himself in a separate room. The soldiers of KORD tried to unblock it. Humeniuk did not make any contact with them.
When the door was unlocked, he threw another explosive device.
The police officers suffered leg wounds. They are currently hospitalized.
Humeniuk himself was killed by an explosive device
We shall remind you that around 17:20 on July 5, explosions were heard in the building of the Shevchenkivskyi District Court, the building was cordoned off by police. Subsequently, it became known that the explosion was caused by one of the defendants brought to the trial. It was also mistakenly reported that he had taken the guards hostage, but this information was not confirmed.
Subsequently, the name of the man who may have caused the explosion became known: it turned out to be Ihor Humeniuk, accused of murdering four National Guard officers near the VRU on August 31, 2015.