Tbilisi Grenade Update

by Nathan Hamm on 6/27/2005 · 2 comments

Remember the grenade thrown during Bush’s visit to Tbilisi? MosNews has an interesting update.

Georgian authorities may accuse a Russian military servicemen of throwing a hand grenade at U.S. President George W. Bush during his visit to Tbilisi on May 10, Georgian TV station Rustavi-2 reported.

According to the second theory, the hand grenade thrown during the U.S. president’s speech in Tavisuplebis Moedani (Freedom Square) was tossed into the crowd by a Russian military serviceman. He was allegedly detained two weeks ago while trying to leave Georgia and now he is in the hands of the Americans.

Civil.Ge carries a story today saying that the suspect has been identified and is Bulgarian. This is apparently the first theory MosNews refers to.

Tbilisi-based Rustavi 2 reported that the law enforcement agencies have identified a person, who allegedly tossed grenade in a crowed while visiting U.S. President George W. Bush was addressing Georgians on Freedom Square in Tbilisi on May 10.

According to this report law enforcers suspect a person who is from Bulgaria. But chief of the Bulgarian Interpol Bureau Petar Hristov said that the Georgian counterparts have not yet notified the Bulgarian side, Sofia News Agency reported on June 27.

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Rappo June 29, 2005 at 3:20 am

It is very interesting topic for me. The politics have got serveral theories in my opinions. But two official therys. We will see …

Thank you! Rappo

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