Plain TextPrint news Estonian police looking into scuffle at Reform's election party involving Jaak Madison

  • 2019-03-05
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - The North Prefecture of the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board is checking on information about a scuffle at the end of the Reform Party's election night party at the cafe of NO99 Theater in Tallinn which involved Jaak Madison, deputy chairman of the Estonian Conservative People's Party (EKRE).

Police responded to a call from a Sakala Street address in Tallinn after 3 a.m. on Monday that informed about a conflict between two men, spokesman for the Police and Border Guard Board Seiko Kuik told BNS.

"Once on the scene, the police managed to talk to one of the parties, from whom an initial statement was taken," Kukk said.

The initial statement was taken from Madison.

Madison told BNS that the initiator of the row left before the arrival of the police. Madison said that he himself suffered a torn coat sleeve as a result of the actions of the barman who jumped over the bar stand and intervened in the course of the events against him. 

"In the request to the police I showed the size of the damage caused to me as 200-250 euros. I wasn't hurt otherwise," he said.

Madison said that he cannot be accused of having been in an inadequate state at the time of the incident as police measured his intoxication level as having been 0.83 mg of alcohol per liter of blood.   

The police is establishing the circumstances of what happened and whether someone was hurt in the course of the conflict.