The driver of the delivery truck first ran away from the police, and then was supposed to attack the officer with a stick. It turned out that in his car there were citizens of Yemen and Syria who had crossed the border illegally. 36-year-old Georgian citizen heard the charges. The court decided to arrest him temporarily.
During a night patrol, policemen from Hajnówka (Podlaskie Voivodeship) noticed a car that drove exceptionally quickly through the roundabout in the area of the intersection of Piłsudskiego and Warszawska Streets. They followed the bus, wanting to inspect it, but the driver sped up at the sight of the police car. Then it turned into Kochanowskiego Street. There he braked at one of the properties.
– At this point, the door from the cargo space of the bus moved away and people who ran away into the nearby courtyard ran out. The policemen ran up to the bus and the man in charge unexpectedly exited through the passenger door. In his hands he held a baseball bat with which he attacked the intervening policewoman. He swung, but was quickly overpowered – reports Marcin Gawryluk from the Provincial Police Headquarters in Białystok. As she adds, the policewoman managed to dodge the blow and suffered no injuries.
The driver, a citizen of Georgia, was detained. – He explained that he was scared of people who ran out of his car. He added that he had come to Hajnówka for furniture and did not know how any people found themselves in the cargo space. After several dozen minutes, in a nearby forest, the soldiers found three people. There were two Yemen citizens and one Syrian citizen who had illegally crossed the Polish-Belarusian border, Gawryluk reports.
The 36-year-old has been charged with helping to cross the border illegally and actively attacking a police officer, for which he is facing up to 10 years in prison. By a court decision, he was temporarily arrested for three months. The Yemenis and the Syrians, according to the police, were handed over to Border Guard officers.
Main photo source: KPP Hajnowka