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Three people killed after knife attack in Urals

A conflict broke out following alcohol consumption at a park near Yekaterinburg’s railway station

YEKATERINBURG, May 17. /TASS/. Three people were killed as a result of a knife attack near Yekaterinburg’s railway station, the press service of the Sverdlovsk Regional Investigative Directorate of Russia’s Investigative Committee reported on Monday.

"Today, the investigative department of the Zheleznodorozhny District of Yekaterinburg of Russia’s Investigative Committee in the Sverdlovsk Region received information that at a park near Yekaterinburg’s railway station a conflict broke out following alcohol consumption, as a result, according to the preliminary data, three men were killed," the statement said.

The investigators of the territorial investigative department and members of the scientific investigative division of the Sverdlovsk Regional Investigative Committee are working at the crime scene. Their operations are coordinated by the deputy head of the regional investigative directorate of the Investigative Committee. According to head of the press service of the Main Directorate of the Interior Ministry of the Sverdlovsk Region Valery Gorelykh, the perpetrator was armed with a knife. As a result, a service weapon was used. The attacker was wounded and taken to hospital.