23 Aug 2018 21:53

Attack on police in Moscow could have been committed for seizing service weapon - source

MOSCOW. Aug 23 (Interfax) - Law enforcement agencies are looking into several theories of the attack on a police officer in downtown Moscow, including the attempt to seize his service weapon, an informed source told Interfax on Thursday.

"The objective of the assault could have been the seizure of a service weapon of a police officer," the interlocutor of the news agency said.

According to tentative information, a 25-year-old Caucasian native has perpetrated the attack, he said.

The man had hooligan motives in the attack on police officers in downtown Moscow, another source with emergency services told Interfax.

"Hooligan motives are a preliminary theory. The gunman was inadequate," the source said.