YEKATERINBURG, November 10. /TASS/. The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) has thwarted a terrorist plot targeting an administrative facility in the Kirovsky district of Yekaterinburg, the organizer of the attack has been detained, the press service of the FSB Directorate for the Sverdlovsk Region told TASS on Thursday.
"As a result of a joint special operation by the Russian Federal Security Service in the Sverdlovsk Region and military counterintelligence bodies, a Russian citizen, 47, who intended to commit a terrorist attack against an administrative facility in Yekaterinburg’s Kirovsky district, was detained while plotting to carry out his criminal intent," the press service said. The law enforcement agencies specified that the building in question was an enlistment office.
The press service stressed that the man was taken into custody after his place of residence was inspected by the relevant law enforcement agencies. They found and seized five improvised explosive devices.
"Being a supporter of organizations and movements recognized as terrorist and extremist ones in our country, he planned to sow panic among the local population and thereby destabilize the work of the municipal and regional authorities," the FSB Directorate explained.
The Central Military District investigators have initiated and are now investigating the criminal case under part 1 of Article 30, paragraph "a" part 2 of Article 205 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Preparation for an act of terrorism).