Mar del Plata: They arrested a retired soldier who barricaded himself meters from a hospital and threatened to detonate explosives

MAR DEL PLATA.- Members of the Grupo Halcón and experts from the explosives squad of the Police of the Province of Buenos Aires surrounded the home of an older man that since this morning, for reasons that are still unknown, He threatened to activate explosives that he claimed to have ready for detonation. Shortly after 8.30 they managed to reduce it.

The situation that arose in near the Maternal and Child Interzonal Hospital demanded the evacuation of families of neighboring properties as a precaution and until the case could be resolved. The first versions indicate that the man over 86 years old, who would be retired from an armed forceclaimed to have explosive elements and that he was willing to use them.

Mega police operation in the area of ​​the Maternal and Child Hospital, by a person barricaded in his house with weapons.
Mega police operation in the area of ​​the Maternal and Child Hospital, by a person barricaded in his house with weapons.Mauro V. Rizzi

With the support of the municipality, a wide traffic cut that reaches almost four blocks that surround this house on Castelli street between Santa Fe and Corrientes.

Once reduced, he was able to be assisted by medical personnel, who after a first check took charge of his transfer to the Hospital Interzonal General de Agudos, where He will remain under clinical follow-up in the Psychiatry area and under police custody.

The first data on the threats passed during the early morning, when neighbors reported some detonations on the property of this man who would live alone.

The soldier’s own son was in charge of approaching the 2nd Police Station after midnight and making the corresponding complaint, with the warning that he was a man with psychiatric problems and very old. From then on, the police operation was deployed with the intervention of the justice system.

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Police sources indicate that when the first patrols arrived they confirmed his decision to remain entrenched and, without further explanationshouted that he has explosives and that he is determined to use them. In fact they dropped a thunder bomb, pyrotechnic material similar to those that had already been set off and had alarmed the neighborhood.

The Halcón Group and also teams of police forces who are experts in explosives worked at the scene, ready to intervene while channels of dialogue and negotiation were sought with the military so that he would give up his attitude, which they achieved after almost eight hours of management.

Mega police operation in the area of ​​the Maternal and Child Hospital, by a person barricaded in his house with weapons.
Mega police operation in the area of ​​the Maternal and Child Hospital, by a person barricaded in his house with weapons.Mauro V. Rizzi

In principle, it is believed that the detonations that were heard during the early morning would have been made with high-impact pyrotechnics.

The same sources confirmed that in that same addresson the first floor, was carried out a little over a week ago a break-in within the framework of a judicial complaint, a process that ended with the kidnapping of some weapons and the filing of a case against this individual for illegal possession of that weapon.

Some neighbors confirmed that it is an older man with some kind of psychiatric problems and that he lives alone but with a companion that his family arranged for his care, a woman who would also have given details about his condition and reactions.

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