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Ex-serviceman in Russia kills 2 when asked to put on face mask

Shooter also wounds 4 people, Russian Investigative Committee opens criminal case on murder, illegal arms trafficking

Elena Teslova   | 07.12.2021
Ex-serviceman in Russia kills 2 when asked to put on face mask

MOSCOW

A former serviceman opened fire in a public service office in Moscow after he was asked to put on a face mask, the Moscow police reported on Tuesday.

Two people were killed and four wounded in the shooting, including a 10-year-old girl, the police said in a statement.

The shooter, identified as Sergey Glazov, was arrested at the spot by a migration police officer.

Glazov was in a deranged condition while committing the crimes and he will be sent for a psychiatric examination, the police noted.

Also armed with a knife, he was shooting with an unregistered military weapon, they added.

The Russian Investigative Committee has opened a criminal case under articles on murder and illegal arms trafficking.

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin expressed his condolences to the families of the victims.

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