In a shopping center in the heart of the capital of Belarus Minsk the man in the mask and with a chainsaw attacked visitors and employees. At least one person was killed. Attacking it is detained, reports “Charter 97″. Later, the police announced that 18-year-old citizen of Belarus. He is being questioned.
The attack took place in the shopping center “Europe”.
Initially, witnesses reported that the men had two. Later the police said that, judging by the footage, the assailant was one, and the confusion caused by the fact that he first used a chainsaw and then attacked people with a knife.
According to one of the employees of café Umbrik in the Mall, workers and visitors of cafe have seen on the center corridor runs the crowd of people, and they are chased by a masked man with an axe.
It is assumed that the attacker entered the Mall through a side entrance.
He was attacked with the chainsaw on two workers of the shopping center near schools “Terra pizza”. One of them, a man wounded a hand, the girl managed to escape. After that, the attacker pounced on the other girl. She died.
The Belarusian “Radio Liberty” reports that in the attack there are several victims.
Press Secretary of Minsk police Alexander Lastouski said TUT.BYthe assailant arrested. We are talking about the murder. The motives of the crime are unknown.
Official representative of the Investigative Committee of Belarus Yulia Goncharova has confirmed that one girl has become the victim of an attack. According to her, arrested one suspect in the attack.
On site works investigative team. Territory at the scene cordoned off, at the entrance to the Mall is an ambulance and the police.
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