Russian observers to monitor elections in France, SerbiaRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 18, 16:49
Six suspects in Russian ambassador’s murder case testify in courtWorld January 18, 16:29
Russian arms foundry mints one-kilo silver ‘In Trump We Trust’ commemorative coinWorld January 18, 16:26
VTB president says anti-Russian sanctions should be first eased in financial sectorBusiness & Economy January 18, 16:03
Russia seeks Minsk deal implementation not for cancellation of sanctions — LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 18, 15:57
Syria has no objections to US presence at Astana talks, diplomat saysWorld January 18, 15:39
Crimea informs Amsterdam court of plans to continue legal fight for Scythian goldSociety & Culture January 18, 15:33
Positive trend in Russian economy should be supported — PutinBusiness & Economy January 18, 15:31
Edward Snowden may get Russian citizenship in coming years — lawyerWorld January 18, 15:20
MOSCOW, February 04. /ITAR-TASS/. Investigators have asked Moscow's Basmanny court to arrest the teenager who took hostages at city school #263 and shot and killed two people and wounded one on Monday.
The suspect was masked as he was convoyed to the court by special task force police. At the beginning of the hearing the investigator said the high school student should be placed under arrest. In accordance with the law, his name cannot be disclosed because of the gravity of the crime he committed.
Criminal proceedings were opened over hostage taking, murder and attempted murder of law-enforcement personnel.
After the judge confirmed the identity of the suspect, the investigator requested hearing in camera, and all the parties to the trial supported his position. Several dozen reporters who had come to the court to cover the case were asked to leave.
The investigator said the teenager had come to school #263 carrying two rifles. The guard at the entrance tried to block his way, but the youngster racked the slide to threaten him. The guard pressed the panic button before he was forced to accompany the youngster to the classroom where his classmates were.
In the classroom, the pupil shot at geography teacher Andrei Kirillov, 30, killing him instantly. Then he shot at police officers called to the scene by the guard, wounding Senior Sergeant Vladimir Krokhin and killing Ensign Sergei Bushuyev.
At a city government meeting on Tuesday, Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin ordered a sweeping check into how city schools met security requirements.