Grieving Father Dies After Detonating Grenades At Trial Of Son's Killer

The blast killed a total of two people and injured nine others.

A dad in Nikopol, Ukraine allegedly detonated two grenades at the murder trial of his son’s accused killer. Police said the father died in the attack. The Washington Post reported that two people — including the father and one of the defendants — in total have died, and seven people were injured by shrapnel in the courtroom blast.

According to BBC, police said in a statement, "According to preliminary reports, a man pulled out two hand grenades and detonated them at 11:20 (09:20 GMT) during a murder case hearing.”

Later in the day, the number of injured went up. According to BBC, nine people were injured in total, including two other defendants, two guards, a court official and civilians.

As BBC reported, the defendants in the murder trial are accused of opening fire on a car and killing two passengers, which included the son of the father who detonated the two grenades. According to The Washington Post, the courtroom where the trial was being held didn't have electronic metal detectors, so the father was able to easily conceal the grenades.

[Photo: Dnipropetrovsk Police Department]

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