YEREVAN, November 4. /ARKA/. The man who attacked the office of the Armenian National Congress (ANC) in Yerevan was taken by the police Saturday, the press office of Armenia’s Police reported.
Friday a man attacked the ANC office at 12:35 local time. The prompt response group found out a man equipped with knifes ran into the building and threatened a homicide.
The investigative department of Yerevan and that of Lori and Spitak identified the attacker as resident of Spitak town, 56-year-old Arsen Ohanyan, according to the report. Ohanyan made a confessionary statement in the central police department. Investigation is under way.
The Pan-Armenian National Movement is a former leading party of Armenia. It was established on 19 August 1988. Its member, Levon Ter-Petrosyan, was elected the first president of the republic in 1991. In 2008 the party, together with some other political forces, formed the Armenian National Congress headed by Ter-Petrosyan. In early February Ter-Petrosyan made a statement saying the ANC should be transformed into a joint political force. A number of the Pan-Armenian National Movement disagreed with the leader. –0--