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thedrifter
06-24-05, 04:56 PM
Georgian TV Says Russian Soldier Held Over Grenade Attack on Bush
24.06.2005
MosNews


Georgian authorities may accuse a Russian military servicemen of throwing a hand grenade at U.S. President George W. Bush during his visit to Tbilisi on May 10, Georgian TV station Rustavi-2 reported.

Georgian and U.S. investigators brought to a conclusion the criminal case launched in connection with the attack. Although they have not commented on the case, two theories have emerged.

According to the first theory, the counter-intelligence service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs has a photograph of the suspect. Law enforcers are searching for him and official statements will be made only after his arrest.

According to the second theory, the hand grenade thrown during the U.S. presidentís speech in Tavisuplebis Moedani (Freedom Square) was tossed into the crowd by a Russian military serviceman. He was allegedly detained two weeks ago while trying to leave Georgia and now he is in the hands of the Americans. Witnesses of the attack, however, know nothing about the second version.

An official statement on specific details is expected in three to four days.



Ellie

"He was allegedly detained two weeks ago while trying to leave Georgia and now he is in the hands of the Americans."
This should be interesting. The Georgians didn't hand him over to the Russians.