An insane man in downtown Budapest threatened several people with guns in one of the condominiums. Residents had already feared him, as the man has previously threatened to blow up the entire house.
According to a resident, he also pointed his weapon at their child, TV2’s news program, Tények reported. The 42-year-old began his streak of crime on Friday in one of the downtown condominiums, pulling the gun on several residents. A man told Tények that
The man held a real-looking gun to the child.
It has also came to light that many residents have already tried to keep a distance from the man since their life was threatened by him previously. He even stated that he will blow the whole house up with explosives.
For this reason, he was also treated in a psychiatric institution. When he was released, everything seemed fine at first, but later, he started to showcase unacceptable behaviour again.
Finally, one of the neighbours made a report to the police on June 18. The police visited the scene with the assistance of TEK. Krisztián G. and his gas weapon was confiscated. He was prosecuted for harassment while armed.
As we previously wrote, a quite similar case had shaken Budapest again just a few days ago. The prosecutor’s office ordered the arrest of the attackers because there was reasonable suspicion that the three men had abused a Moroccan man because of his ethnicity and heritage. The court ordered the arrest of the attackers.
Three man in their twenties, as well as several currently unknown companions, surrounded a Moroccan man and attacked him out of the blue, solely because of his ethnicity, on the 20th of December last year at a stop of tram 1 on Róbert Károly Boulevard and Reitter Ferenc Street, in District XIII of Budapest. The victim was first insulted and then physically abused by the attackers.
In another, similarly brutal case, a man threatened another with a gas-alarm gun in a downtown condominium. He was arrested by the Budapest police and by members of the Counter-Terrorism Centre (TEK). Read more about these cases here!
According to statistics worldwide, the number of crimes against physical integrity and personal property decreased during confinement due to the coronavirus, but not all types of crime fell. Domestic violence, financial crime and cybercrime have become even more common in many countries than we experienced before the time of the viral panic.
Since the quarantine restrictions are being gradually lifted, the trend is visibly returning to the “normal” levels. This might be inevitable, but it is definitely not something to ignore.
Source: tenyek.hu; origo.hu; 444.hu