As of 9:40 pm, sounds of explosions and gunfire were coming from the territory of the seized police station.
7:40 pm Residents of neighboring buildings have told our correspondent that gunfight has once again broke out between the armed group and law enforcement officers. Police spokesperson Ashot Aharonyan, for his part, wrote on his Facebook page that two more gunmen – Artur Melkonyan and Armen Lambaryan – were injured and taken to a hospital.
As of 7:30 pm, a large number of police officers in full riot gear had gathered at the cordoned off area.
5:30 pm Arayik Khandoyan, one of the gunmen who’ve been occupying a Yerevan police station since July 17, has been wounded, according to a statement posted on the armed group’s Facebook page.
Speaking to 1in.am, one of the group’s leaders, Varuzhan Avetisyan, claimed that Khandoyan was shot by a police sniper as he went to check out a drone flying over the seized police station. Avetisyan added that he was still unsure whether the ambulance crew inside the building would be able to treat the injured.
“If [authorities] continue in this fashion, then we’ll have to use weapons for self-defense,” Avetisyan said.