Bulgarian Shot by Fired Greek Worker Undergoes Surgery

Crime | March 2, 2012, Friday // 12:58|  views

Photo by Ekathimerini

Emil Iliev, the 29-year-old Bulgarian who got shot while trying to disarm a Greek gunman in a Komotini plastic factory, has undergone surgery.

Two bullets have been removed from Iliev's leg, the Bulgarian Telegraph Agency informs, citing Greek papers.

The hostage crisis that started Thursday afternoon in the Heleci PLC factory in the northern Greek city of Kotomini was resolved early on Friday, as 52-year old hostage-holder Dimitrios Manikas surrendered to the police.

Manikas walked into the factory around 1 p.m. on Thursday wielding a hunting rifle and demanded his job back from the plant manager. He opened fire, injuring the 51-year-old employer in the arm and ribs and the 29-year-old Bulgarian worker in the leg, after which he took two hostages.

Manikas had demanded to be paid EUR 31 000  that he claimed the company still owed him in wages, as well as to be rehired by the company, at which he had worked since July 2000, according to Ekathimerini.

The two hostages, aged 51 and 64, were reported to be in good health.

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