Suspect was shot as he attempted to throw hand grenade: Athurugiriya police allege

Suspect was shot as he attempted to throw hand grenade: Athurugiriya police allege

Suspect was shot as he attempted to throw hand grenade: Athurugiriya police allege

Written by Staff Writer

02 Oct, 2016 | 9:02 pm

Police have shot at a suspect who attempted to hurl a hand grenade at a group of police officers in Athurugiriya. The police officers had attempted to apprehend the suspect who is a resident of Athurugiriya, on the morning of Sunday, October 2.

Police say that officers shot at the suspect’s hand when he attempted to hurl a hand grenade at them, following which the suspect had fled the scene.

While a search was underway for the suspect as of Sunday evening, he has not been taken into custody as yet. Police say that the suspect is wanted in connection with several crimes.

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