MOSCOW, April 1. /TASS/. A police officer had to open fire on a robber, who earlier injured a grocery store employee with machete, Moscow police press service told TASS.
"On Wednesday, an unidentified person injured a grocery store employee with a knife-like item and fled the scene. Following a search, the suspect was apprehended. He resisted the police, forcing an officer to make a warning shot from his service weapon. Nobody got injured during the apprehension," the press service said, adding that the officer used the weapon in strict compliance with the law.
Earlier, a law enforcement source disclosed that the perpetrator attacked a Magnit grocery store employee, injured him with a machete and fled the scene. According to the source, the perpetrator stole a jar of coffee, and, after the employee tried to stop him, he hit him with a machete. The victim was hospitalized.