At the scene of the accident, the criminal, using the situation and threatening with a weapon-like object, hijacked a police car and continued to flee in a stenciled car. Police officers fired a gun at the tires and rear window of the stenciled car, but the criminal fled. The search for a criminal was announced, additional forces were attracted.
Another police crew caught the hijacked police car outside the city on the Rēzekne-Balvi highway, but the criminal ran into the forest. At that time, he no longer had a weapon or a similar object, so it is assumed that the refugee has got rid of the weapon on the way.