A retired military man barricaded himself in his apartment with explosives and evacuated the area « Diario La Capital de Mar del Plata

An 86-year-old soldier barricaded himself in his apartment with explosive material and at least he has already made ten detonations.

The incident occurs in a building located in Castelli between Santa Fe and Corrientes and negotiators work against the clock to deliver. The building and adjoining houses were evacuated.

As confirmed by official sources THE CAPITAL, the retired military barricaded himself yesterday shortly before midnight in his apartment located in a two-story building where at least eight families live. Faced with this situation, a 49-year-old woman who was his caregiver went to the second police station (located 100 meters from the place) and reported what was happening.

Shortly after, police officers went to the house and the man attacked them. “He has several boxes of mortars and has already used at least ten,” confided an investigator who works since dawn at the scene.

A large police operation was mounted there, where there are members of the special forces with a negotiator, firefighters, ambulances, explosives specialists and security personnel.

The former soldier is alone in his apartment and as a precaution, the specialists evacuated the building and the adjoining houses. They also established a security perimeter 200 meters around.

The man has a history of psychiatric problems and On September 13, the police raided his apartment and seized several weapons and ammunition. The procedure had been carried out because the ex-soldier argued with the neighbors and threatened them.

In that case, he was charged with illegal possession of a firearm for civilian use and illegal possession of a weapon of war.

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