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7/21/05-Tbilisi, Georgia

Man Confesses To Throwing Grenade Near President Bush

 A man arrested after a fatal shootout with police admits he was the one who threw a grenade during a May speech by President Bush in the former Soviet republic of Georgia.

A man has confessed to throwing a live grenade near where U.S. President George W. Bush was speaking during the American leader's visit to Tbilisi,Georgia in May.

Vladimer Arutiniani, 27, was wounded then detained in former Soviet nation Georgia on Wednesday, following gunfire in which a policeman was killed

 Officials say Arutiniani made the confession to doctors from his hospital bed. Police went to the man's apartment on Wednesday after receiving a tip that he might have information regarding the throwing of the grenade. The gunfight began when the man opened fire.

A policeman was killed in the shootout.

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