Police have arrested a 62-year-old man who had barricaded himself in his apartment in Acropolis, Nicosia on Thursday and threatened a neighbour with a shotgun.
The man was spotted on his balcony yesterday around 2.30 pm holding a gun after policemen came to his first-floor apartment to hand him a court order for a physiological evaluation.
After 12 hours of tough negotiations, the policemen managed to convince him to surrender. According to assistant police spokesman Stelios Stylianou, in the 62-year-old’s apartment they found 12 shotguns, a pistol, knives and a large number of bullets.
He had a license for hunting guns.
The 62-year-old was examined by a psychiatrist and the procedure for compulsory hospitalization is underway.