A "thriller" of hours took place in lower Ptolemaida, το βράδυ της Τρίτης καθώς πατέρας απειλούσε να ρίξει το παιδί του από το μπαλκόνι πολυκατοικίας!
Finally, just before them 23:30 the thriller had a happy ending, after the father was arrested.
According to Kozanimedia, the man in question is at odds with his wife and was seeking custody of the 10-year-old.
The child's mother was found outside the apartment, asking him to end the whole adventure.
A large police force was mobilized, with the participation of the Fire Department, while a special negotiator of the Greek Police was also called.
The culmination of the agony came with the police operation, with the valuable contribution of the Fire Service, for the arrest of the man, who is also said to be facing serious psychological problems.
As seen in the relevant videos, Ptolemaida Security men and firefighter entered the apartment from the balcony, with a crane vehicle of the Kozani Fire Service, while, at the same time, other men of the Police tried as quietly as they could to enter through the door.
The agony was exacerbated by the fact that the father,who was now hiding in the bedroom, he was holding a large knife with him and, almost a hug, his 10 year old child, intending to "use" it as a "shield" in case the men of the Police tried to disarm him.
After, for an hour, the special negotiator of EL. LET. συζητούσε μαζί του και προσπαθούσε να τον πείσει να παραδοθεί και να ηρεμήσει, the Police decided to proceed more vigorously.
So, at some point when the father moved away from the 10-year-old, the experienced policemen fell on him and managed to disarm him, having the help and firefighter, who had boarded the crane earlier!
In fact, according to Kozanimedia, the hostage-taker was wounded by his knife in the hand, while one of the police officers who was slightly injured, at the risk of their physical integrity and taking great care not to let anything happen to the 10-year-old child, achieved the happy ending of the operation that upset the city of Ptolemaida on Tuesday night.
End, note that, according to police sources, The catalyst for the success of the operation was the role of men of the Fire Service.