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Islamabad Police arrest man carrying pistol outside Parliament House

ISLAMABAD: Police arrested a man wielding a pistol outside the Parliament House Monday.

Video tweeted by a user Hammad Balghari, the suspect (whose face is covered by a piece of cloth) can be seen gesturing to police officers standing nearby, with a knife in his right hand as he walks boldly in the middle of the road outside the Parliament House.

After arresting the suspect, police said initial investigation revealed he is a 45-year-old man who lives in Rawalpindi’s Chakri area.

Taking notice of the incident, Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani instructed IG Islamabad to prepare a report on the matter.

Suspect not sound of mind, say police sources

Sources in Islamabad Police spoke to Geo News, saying that initial investigation had revealed that the suspect was not of sound mind.

“The suspect had said he had come out [on to the streets] to save the country, as it is in dire straits,” revealed sources.

The suspect said Pakistan was about to disintegrate as a result of a conspiracy, added sources.

Police sources revealed that the knife and the pistol seized from the suspect, were both rusty.

“The pistol didn’t even have bullets in it,” said sources.

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