Russian Federation stabbing: Eight hurt as knifeman attacks people in street

Remigio Civitarese
Agosto 19, 2017

A knife-wielding man attacked pedestrians in the Russian city of Surgut on Saturday injuring eight people, Russia Today reported.

There have been no reported fatalities among the victims, but those hurt did require urgent medical treatment having suffered injuries of "varying severity", officers said.

The terrifying rampage happened at 11.20am local time (two hours ahead of the UK).

The male attacker "carried out attacks on passersby, causing stab wounds to eight" while "moving along central streets of the city", Russia's Investigative Committee said.

Authorities are now trying to identify the armed man and find out his motive for the attack.

It said that armed police then arrived and used their weapons on the attacker and "liquidated" him.

Surgut, a comparatively large Siberian city 1,700 miles East of Moscow is home to a number of power plants, as well as oil and gas processing plants.

On Friday, Finland saw two killed and several injured after a knife attack which is now being treated as terrorism.

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