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13th March, 2019

Teréz körút bomber sentenced to life

The Capital Court on Tuesday upheld the lifetime imprisonment sentence issued to Gergely László Papp, who was convicted of detonating a bomb on Teréz körút that injured two police officers.

The defendant detonated his home-made explosive device as the police officers walked by on September 24, 2016, in a bid to obtain their weapons.

The ruling upholds the verdict passed by the Capital Court last September but extends the parole eligibility period from 25 years to 30 years.

The police officers sustained lasting injuries and the perpetrator left the scene without their weapons.

Later he wrote an e-mail to the Interior Ministry threatening more explosions unless he received money.

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