Several Injured in Stabbing Attack on Churchgoers in Moscow
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A stabbing incident occurred in Moscow on Sunday, as churchgoers gathered in one of the city's churches for the morning worship service.
According to Irina Volk, a representative of the Russian Interior Ministry, several people have been injured after a man attacked churchgoers with a knife at the Church of Saint Nicholas in central Moscow.
"Police have detained a 26-year-old man from Lipetsk Oblast, who entered a church on the Bakuninskaya Street and injured two people. The injured people have been sent to hospital," Volk said, Sputnik reported.
Describing the incident, the Father Superior of the church said that a man ran into the church, and a priest came to him with his aide to ask what had happened. The man then put out a knife and stabbed a person.
At that moment, churchgoers came to the victim's rescue, but the perpetrator had already managed to injure another person.
The reasons for the attack are being investigated.