Cyprus Mail
Russia

Gunman opens fire in Moscow factory, ‘kills one, hostages held’

A policeman stands guard after a gunman opened a fire in the pastry-making factory Menshevik in Moscow, Russia

A gunman opened a fire in a pastry-making factory in Moscow on Wednesday, killing one person and taking an unknown number as hostages, Russian state news agency RIA said, citing a law enforcement source.

The “Menshevik” factory building, in south-east Moscow, has been cordoned off by the police, which is trying to make a contact with the gunman and free the hostages, RIA said.

At least two people have been wounded in the shooting, another news agency, Interfax, said, adding that the preliminary reports suggest the victim worked as a security guard at the factory, which is located on Ilovaiskaya street.

Interfax cited a source as saying that the former factory owner has opened a gunfire.


Related posts

U.S., Russia appear no closer on arms control disputes

Reuters News Service

US cracks down on Russian ‘Evil Corp’ hackers after $100m

Reuters News Service

Germany expels two Russians over killing of Georgian in Berlin (Update)

Reuters News Service

Olympics-IOC extremely upset by Russian doping data manipulation

Reuters News Service

Russia hopes to agree new S-400 missile deal with Turkey next year

Reuters News Service

Turkey to test Russian S-400 systems despite US pressure

Reuters News Service