Man suspected of attacking Ministry of Education’s official in Moscow detained
A 27-year-old man is suspected of beating Deputy Head of the Department of State Supervision and Control of Education in Moscow Ilya Guskov.
The police have detained a suspect in the assault on Deputy Head of the Department of State Supervision and Control of Education Ilya Guskov, REN TV reports. According to the TV channel, it is a 27-year-old man.
The attack on Guskov took place the day before, on February 11, when he was getting out of the car on 2nd Baltiysky Lane in the Aeroport area. The attacker beat Guskov unconscious. The official’s bodyguard, who tried to stop the conflict, was also injured. Guskov is diagnosed with traumatic brain injury. He complains of memory loss.
Guskov said that the attackers had been following him, but he did not immediately notice their car.
Moskovsky Komsomolets reports that the attackers were two Caucasian men. After the official lost consciousness, they searched his car, but found nothing. It was previously reported that a briefcase had been stolen from Guskov, however, this information was not confirmed.
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