Sunday 21 January 2018

Knife attacker wounds eight before being shot by police in Siberia

A man who stabbed eight people in Siberia was shot dead by police, Russian officials say
A man who stabbed eight people in Siberia was shot dead by police, Russian officials say

A knife-wielding man has wounded eight people in a Siberian city before being shot dead by police, Russian officials say.

The motive for the mid-day attack on a central street in Surgut on Saturday has not been determined, the regional branch of the Investigative Committee said.

Four of the wounded were in serious condition, state news agency Tass reported, citing regional health official Vladislav Nigmatulin.

Surgut, with a population of about 320,000, is an oil and gas-producing centre 2,100km (1,300 miles) north-east of Moscow.

Press Association

Promoted Links

Today's news headlines, directly to your inbox every morning.

Promoted Links

Editors Choice

Also in World News