Probe launched in attempted murder in St. Petersburg supermarket

The Saint Petersburg Directorate of the Investigative Committee has opened an investigation in attempted murder of two or more people committed by a generally dangerous way in a supermarket under Part 3 of Article 30, Part 2, items “a” and “f” of Article 105 of the RF Criminal Code.

Aa team of investigators and criminalists of the regional investigative authority and operative agents of regional offices of the Federal Security Service and Interior Ministry are now working at the crime scene. According to preliminary assessment made by bomb squad, the perpetrator set off an improvised explosive device stuffed with shrapnel equal to 200 grams of TNT.

The investigators are looking into all options of the incident.

Chairman of the Investigative Committee Alexander Bastrykin has sent investigators and criminalists of the Committee’s Central office to help with the probe.

Spokesperson for the Investigative Committee                                                                                      Svetlana Petrenko