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Senior Shoots with Rifle in Athens Tax Office Due to Debts

Panic broke on Monday morning at a tax office of Agia Paraskevi suburb of Athens when an angry senior entered the premises and started to shoot around with a rifle. Panicked employees and tax payers fled to the roof of the building to escape the man’s outrage, others blocked the offices entrances with furniture items.  The man, 70, entered had entered the tax office shouting and claiming he was seeking some documents concerning one real estate in his ownership. He moved from second to third floor of the building, then then to the fourth floor where he appeared holding a rifle. He started shooting towards the ceiling. Nobody was injured, quite some employees and citizens left he building in a state of shock.

Strong police forces were called in the scene, after long negotiations the police arrested the man.

According to eyewitness, the man had tried to take hostages. Mega TV reported that the man told the police, that he had debts to the state and that one plot he owned was to be confiscated. The same broadcaster reported also that the man was carrying also a self-made hand grenade and he had a bag full of hand-made explosive devices.


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