23 Oct 2017 22:37

Council of doctors coordinates treatment of injured Ekho Moskvy journalist

MOSCOW. Oct 23 (Interfax) - A panel of doctors has developed the tactic of treatment of Tatyana Felgengauer, a host and deputy editor-in-chief of the Ekho Moskvy radio station, who was stabbed by an assailant on Monday, Editor-in-Chief Alexei Venediktov said with reference to Moscow Deputy Mayor Leonid Pechatnikov.

"A number of head and neck pathology specialists held a council meeting to agree upon treatment tactics. The vocal cords have not been affected," Venediktov said on Telegram.

It had been reported earlier that Felgengauer had been assaulted at the radio station's editorial office earlier on Monday. The assailant forced his way into the office and stabbed her to the throat. She was hospitalized in serious condition.

After being operated on, Felgengauer was placed in a medically-induced coma and put on a ventilator.

The assailant was apprehended and identified as Boris Grits, 48, having dual Russian-Israeli citizenship. He explained his deed by some 'telepathic harassment' on Felgengauer's part. The investigation plans to ask a court to arrest the suspect.

The Investigative Committee department for Moscow opened a criminal case on attempted murder charges.