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Friday 19 October 2018

Drunk Russian man crashes armoured vehicle into shop

An armoured personnel carrier sits next to a shop window it crashed into in Apatity in the Murmansk region (Hibinform/Photo via AP)
An armoured personnel carrier sits next to a shop window it crashed into in Apatity in the Murmansk region (Hibinform/Photo via AP)

A drunk man commandeered an armoured vehicle and crashed it into a shop's window in north-western Russia.

The incident happened in the city of Apatity in the Murmansk region on the Arctic Kola Peninsula, police said in a statement carried by Tass and Interfax news agencies.

The man commandeered the armoured personnel carrier from a local driving school that teaches driving skills to future army conscripts, they added.

The tracked armoured vehicle was stripped of weapons, police said.

The man drove the heavy vehicle into the city, where he first collided with a parked car and then drove into a grocery store's window.

No-one was hurt.

The man got out of the vehicle and was taking a bottle of alcohol from the shelf at the moment that police arrived.

Police detained the man and found him to be drunk.

AP

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