YEKATERINBURG, May 17. /TASS/. Police officers have apprehended a man who attacked people with a knife near a railway station in Yekaterinburg, head of the press service of the Russian Interior Ministry’s Main Directorate in the Sverdlovsk Region Valery Gorelykh has said.
"When the police officers who arrived at the scene attempted to apprehend the suspect, the man, armed with a knife, tried to attack the Interior Ministry’s representatives. As a result, they had to use service weapons. A warning shot into the air did not calm down the armed citizen, after which a second shot toward the aggressive man was fired," he said.
Gorelykh added that the attacker had been wounded and taken to the hospital. Work is in progress to identify those killed and interview eyewitnesses.
According to the regional department of the Russian Investigative Committee, three people were killed in the attack.