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MOSCOW, January 18 (Itar-Tass) — Moscow police are searching for the attacker who splashed acid at Bolshoi Theatre Ballet Artistic Director Sergei Filin on Thursday night, the Moscow police press service told Itar-Tass.
The "02" telephone police service received a call at 23:20 on Thursday from Filin's relatives who said about the attack. According to the reports, an unknown person at a car parking near Building 9, Troitskaya Street in central Moscow splashed acid into Filin's face and escaped.
The Meshchansky district police department has launched an inquiry into the attack, a police source said.
Police are doing everything to find the attacker. Witnesses are questioned. Video recordings from the site will be examined.
Filin with burns on his face, head and eyes is hospitalized.