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Georgia Grenade - Prosecutor comments on case, suspect in custody
NAME: GEO GRENADE 270705N TAPE: EF05/0665 IN_TIME: 10:14:45:09 DURATION: 00:01:19:03 SOURCES: APTN DATELINE: Tbilisi, 27 July 2005 RESTRICTIONS: APTN Clients Only SHOTLIST: 1. Wide shot exterior two blue tents where FBI and Georgian police investigators work 2. Mid shot investigators at wok 3. Close shot equipment on desk 4. Wide shot FBI investigator walking 5. Close shot containers for chemicals 6. Wide shot investigators 7. Mid shot investigators 8. SOUNDBITE (English) Brian Parman, FBI Investigator "I can say there was a significantly dangerous situation in that room, but together Americans and Georgians have worked together to neutralise that threat to the residents here and to the public at large." 9. Mid shot desk with equipment 10. SOUNDBITE (Georgian) Zurab Adeishvili, Georgia's Prosecutor-General "Here we have found very dangerous substances, which gives us the right to say that this man (Vladimir Arutyunyan) posed a significant threat and had the capacity to carry out terrorist acts." 11. Wide shot police cars near Arutyunyan's house 12. Mid shot Georgian policemen 13. Wide shot FBI investigators STORYLINE: The US FBI, in the first public comments after four days of investigations in the house of suspected bomber Vladimir Arutyunyan, said the man posed a significant threat to the public. Arutyunyan, 27, has been charged with terrorism and the murder of a policemen in a shoot-out during his arrest on July 21. The terrorism charge is based on Arutyunyan's failed attempt last May to set off a grenade during US President George W. Bush's visit to Tbilisi. Last week, Arutyunian was shown on local television admitting to throwing the grenade. The device landed about 100 feet (30 metres) away from the stage where Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili and US President George W. Bush were standing behind a bulletproof barrier. It did not explode, and investigators later said it apparently had malfunctioned. No one was harmed in the incident. Since Arutyunyan's arrest, dangerous chemicals have been found in his home, and both American and Georgian investigators emphasised their cooperation in neutralising the threat. FBI Investigator Brian Parman, said there had been "a significantly dangerous situation in that room" but that Americans and Georgians had worked together to neutralise the threat. Georgia's Prosecutor-General Zurab Adeishvili, said that Arutyunyan had "posed a significant threat and had the capacity to carry out terrorist acts". Arutyunian's lawyer said on Tuesday that the man had intended to kill Bush, but not other Georgians. Georgian authorities, working with the FBI, were still trying to figure out Arutyunian's exact motives. The Interior Ministry said that Arutyunian was believed to have been a member of a political party that supports the former leader of a region largely outside central government control.