MOSCOW, October 31. /TASS/. A man attacked two police officers at the entrance to the building of the Russian Interior Ministry’s department for Moscow on Saturday, but was later apprehended, a law enforcement source told TASS.
"A man attacked two police officers at the entrance to the building of the Interior Ministry’s Main Department for Moscow. They sustained light injuries. The assailant was immediately detained. According to preliminary information, he is a native of Dagestan. This offense was not related to extremism," the source said.
The Moscow police department told reporters that on October 31 a man born in 1988 approached two police officers patrolling the area in downtown Moscow and punched one of them in the face. During the detention, the attacker offered resistance and did not react to the officers’ requests to calm down, so he was restrained. The police officer sought medical assistance in a hospital, but then returned to work. The attacker was taken to a police precinct.
A criminal case was opened under Article 318 of Russia’s Criminal Code (violence against a public official).