Investigative Committee established nationality of Echo of Moscow’s host attacker

Investigative Committee established nationality of Echo of Moscow’s host attacker
Boris Grits

Boris Grits, who stabbed journalist Tatyana Felgengauer, has two passports - Russian and Israeli.

The Investigative Committee established the nationality of Boris Grits detained for the attack on host of Echo of Moscow radio station Tatyana Felgengauer.

Representatives of the press service of the department told that during the detention Grits had a car driver license which helped to identify personality of the detainee quickly and to establish that he has dual citizenship - Russia and Israel.

According to the attacker, he arrived to Moscow from Israel a month ago and lived at his acquaintance’s place. Besides, he told that he communicated with the victim for five years by means of telepathy and during this communication, he had a personal animus toward her.

“During interrogation, Grits did not state any claims to professional activity of Felgengauer,” the Investigative Committee specified.

During detention Grits also had a drawing scheme of the building, which had no relation to a real arrangement of premises of the editorial office and was also withdrawn. The man distracted the security guard on an entrance, showing him the scheme. Taking advantage of the opportunity, Grits sprayed lacrimogeneous gas in his face.

A forensic-psychiatric examination is appointed to the detainee.

As it was reported earlier, Boris Grits attacked Felgengauer in the editorial office of Echo of Moscow on the afternoon of October 23. He stabbed the journalist in a throat. The attacker was detained, a criminal case was initiated against him under the article Attempted Murder. The host is in a condition of an barb coma into which she was induced by doctors of the scientific research institute of Sklifosovsky after carrying out a surgery.

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