The police opened a criminal case on the fact of attack on the choral synagogue in Central Moscow and injured a security guard, the police, the incident was considered bullying.
“On the given fact criminal case as regards 2 articles 213 of the criminal code (“Hooliganism”). Conducted investigative measures to establish all circumstances of an event,” said TASS, the official representative of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Russia Irina Wolf.
According to a source from law enforcement bodies on Saturday evening, the offender broke into the synagogue in Bolshoi Spasoglinischevsky lane and tried to enter the building with a canister of gasoline. The service in the synagogue came about a hundred people.
The way the attacker was blocked by a guard, whom he shot from a pneumatic gun. The man shouted that all will burn, the wounded guard knocked him down. The attacker was detained arrived at the emergency police, the security guard was hospitalized in serious condition. Nobody else was injured.
The interior Ministry reported that a synagogue was attacked on 40-the summer inhabitant of Moscow Queen, the media called his name is Ivan Lebedev. TV channel REN TV claims that Lebedev graduated from the Russian Academy of music Gnesin and worked as a concertmaster of the faculty of Church music of the Orthodox St. Tikhon humanitarian University.