Law enforcement agencies of Austria consider that the detainees in Vienna natives of Chechnya may have been involved in a confrontation between criminal groups. This opinion was expressed to journalists by the head of the interior Ministry of the Republic of Wolfgang Sobotka, reports APA.
According to him, 16 of the 22 detainees were persons entitled to asylum, asylum, four received, two were rejected. “We must do everything to the right of asylum is not abused for criminal purposes,” — said the Minister.
In the Russian Embassy in Vienna said that watching the situation. As reported by RIA Novosti press-Secretary of the Russian Embassy in Austria Bulat Khaydarov, no complaints either from the authorities of Austria, no detainees were reported.
On Friday evening, February 3, was arrested 22 people from Chechnya aged 25 to 50 years. Prior to this from local residents received a call about a large crowd of people in the district of Floridsdorf.
The detainees seized a machine gun and ammunition which they were trying to hide in the snow. The police suspects said that “just walking”, some have argued that is a wedding celebration.