Police arrest Pae Street suspect

  • 2005-11-11
  • By TBT staff
TALLINN- National security police arrested a person suspected of carrying out explosions in the area of Pae Street earlier this morning. The arrest was a result of the city government's one-million kroon (64,000 euro) reward.

The suspect, who had no previous police record, is an ethnic Estonian man born in 1938 and has higher technical education. The man also has a number of places of residence in Tallinn.

According to available information, the suspect knew none of his victims personally.

Aldis Alus, general director of the security police, refused to comment on the suspect's motives.

"Investigating authorities have enough evidence to suspect the detained person, prosecutor Maris Kurm told reporters. "He has been charged with murder, but we can't say of how many people," he added.

Over the past 10 years there were 15 explosions on Pae Street, where nine people were killed and many injured. The latest blasts took place on Sept. 9 and Nov. 3 of this year.