Thirty one year-old Albanian national Albert Bako (or Armben Glodian) who opened fire at a nightclub in Piraeus, Greece, on early Saturday morning, injuring some 15 people was finally arrested earlier today after a massive police operation that started straight after his assault. The gunman responsible for three more similar attacks, that cost the life of one person, was detected in an apartment located on Agias Lavras street in the district of Goudi, close to Athens city center.
According to information from the Hellenic Police Headquarters, the operation for his arrest was planned step by step and evolved the elite counter terrorism squads of the force, EKAM, as well as a helicopter. After his hideout was tracked down, men of EKAM threw a flash grenade into the apartment and invaded seconds later. The dangerous criminal had no time to react and did not resist his arrest. The Albanian national responsible for three bloody assaults in various districts of Athens, was tracked by his cell phone and the apartment he was hiding in allegedly belongs to one of his accomplices, who has also been arrested but not yet identified.
The 31 year-old gunman is currently under custody at the building of the General Police Directorate of Attica (GADA), on Alexandras Avenue, in central Athens, while an operation is underway for the arrest of two of his compatriots that provided aid to Bako.
The Albanian gunman is no stranger to crime and has been involved in three similar bloody assaults in bars and nightclubs (in downtown Athens), including one in Metaxourgeio where he killed a 43-year-old man and injured a female Albanian bar employee. The 31 year-old criminal has also been involved in other criminal acts in various Greek cities, including robberies on the island of Mytilene, for which he was arrested in 2009 and served time in Greek prisons.