Pionerskaya Metro Station in St. Petersburg Closed Due to Anonymous Report

News ID: 1371167 Service: Other Media

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The Pionerskaya metro station in St. Petersburg is closed due to an anonymous message, the city's metro said in a statement Wednesday.

The news comes after on Monday, an explosion occurred in the St. Petersburg underground on the stretch of rail between the Sennaya Ploshchad and Tekhnologichesky Institut metro stations at around 3 p.m. local time (12:00 GMT). The blast killed at least 14 people, according to Russian Minister of Healthcare Veronika Skvortsova. Forty-nine people were wounded.

On Wednesday, the Russian Investigative Committee named Kyrgyzstan native 22-year-old Akbarjon Djalilov who was the citizen of Russia as the suicide bomber behind the attack. The investigation also found out that the same man had left a bag with an explosive device on the Ploschad Vosstaniya subway station. It was neutralized by specialists.

"At 13:20 [local time] the Pionerskaya station was closed due to an anonymous report," the statement said, Sputnik reported.

    All Stories