Russian citizen with gasoline canister opened fire at Moscow synagogue

Source : 112 Ukraine

Police detained the attacker, there are wounded
21:33, 1 October 2016

112 Agency

The Russian man with canister of gasoline opened fire at a Moscow synagogue. This was reported by the official representative of the Ministry of Interior of Russia Irina Volk, according to "Interfax".

The attackers is a resident of Korolev town of Moscow region, police have detained him.

"Today, in one of the religious institutions started a conflict between security officers and a man whose behavior was inadequate. In the result of the incident unknown man fired several shots from a pneumatic gun at guards, after which he was arrested and taken to police for the proceedings.", - Said Volk.

She said that, according to preliminary data, the detainee is 40-year-old resident of the Moscow region Korolev town.

According to the portal Mediazona, the attacker's name is Ivan Lebed, and he had a canister of gasoline with him.

Victor Rahmilov, representative of the Moscow community of Mountain Jews, told reporters that the man asked for a meeting with the Chief Rabbi, but all were praying.

"Well, maybe he had prepared for him the canister, or for himslf, I do not know" - he said.

According to him, from a pneumatic gun attacker wounded the guard and the driver of one of the parishioners.

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