YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–Below is the information provided by the Public Relations and Information Department–Ministry of the Interior.
"On February 28–the country’s mass media reported that the officer of the Ministry of the Interior–Armen Haroutiunian–was arrested on suspicion of being involved in the plotting of the terrorist act committed at the National Assembly on October 27. The Public Relations and Information Department officially states that Haroutiunian is not an officer of the Ministry of the Interior. On March 17–1999 he was employed as a shot by the `ArmenTel’ JV on a contractual basis. On May 1–1999 he was appointed chief shot of the guard of `ArmenTel’ office building on a contractual basis as well."