By Emil Danielyan
Armenia’s Office of the Prosecutor-General said on Thursday that an unknown gunman fired overnight at its headquarters in downtown Yerevan, in what it described as an attempt to “destabilize the situation” in the country.
A spokesman for the law-enforcement agency, Sona Truzian, said the single gunshot was fired from a pistol and shattered the window of a third-floor room where Prosecutor-General Aghvan Hovannisian and his top subordinates usually hold meetings. She said forensic experts examined the scene as part of a criminal inquiry launched by the agency’s Special Investigative Unit.
“The Prosecutor-General’s Office will continue to coordinate the fight against crime within the framework of its duties in order to enforce laws and maintain public security,” Truzian said in a statement.
The prosecutors did not report any arrests as of Thursday evening.
The incident occurred just hours after Hovsepian’s limousine was hit by another car as it drove through central Yerevan. Speaking to RFE/RL on Wednesday, Truzian said the car driver was detained on the spot and found to be drunk.