Posted 30 марта 2023,, 12:06

Published 30 марта 2023,, 12:06

Modified 30 марта 2023,, 14:46

Updated 30 марта 2023,, 14:46

A pensioner who threatened to blow up a house was detained in the Tula region (VIDEO)

A pensioner who threatened to blow up a house was detained in the Tula region (VIDEO)

30 марта 2023, 12:06
Police officers arrived to a resident of Novomoskovsk in the Tula region to conduct a search, but he barricaded himself in the apartment, attacked law enforcement officers with a knife and threatened to blow up the house by opening the gas. To detain him, they had to resort to a service weapon.

A source in the emergency services told RIA Novosti that there was a detention of a suspected extremist who resisted. The interlocutor of the agency said that the pensioner rushed at the police with a knife, poured molotov cocktails, opened gas and threatened to blow up the house. In this regard, the residents of the house were evacuated, which can be seen on video from eyewitnesses from the scene.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Tula region reported that employees arrived to search the apartment of a 62-year-old local resident who is being charged in a criminal case. In response, he barricaded himself in and threatened to start a fire. According to the agency, two policemen received minor burns during the arrest. Other residents of the house were not injured.

"When law enforcement officers opened the door, the attacker splashed burning liquid at them, then retreated deeper into the apartment, threatening with a knife, opened the gas and tried to set it on fire. In order to prevent serious consequences, the police decided to use service weapons. The man received a gunshot wound to the abdominal cavity and lower limb," the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the region reported.

After that, he was given first aid and handed over to the ambulance crew.

An investigative task force is working on the spot. A criminal case has been initiated against the detainee under Part of Article 318 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation — The use of violence against government officials. Investigators are examining the crime scene and finding out the circumstances of the incident.

According to the Telegram channel Mash, initially the reason for the police visit was the detainee's posts in social networks. It is noted that he posted photos discrediting the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.

"When the man met with the employees on the threshold of the apartment, he barricaded himself in. They began to open the door — and then it began. Grandfather took out a knife, began to pour gasoline all around and ran to the kitchen to turn on the gas to end his life with a light. It didn't work out", - the source said in a statement.