Novgorod Region: St. Petersburg resident threatens traffic police inspectors with hunting rifle
The National Guard detained the offender, the investigating bodies initiated a criminal case.
In the village of Glad, the Chudovsky District of the Novgorod Region, a 39-year-old resident of St. Petersburg threatened the Traffic Police inspectors with a hunting rifle, after which he fled from the scene by car. The National Guard detained the offender, the investigating bodies initiated a criminal case over the use of violence against a representative of the authorities (part 2 of Article 318 CCRF), the regional ICR’s Investigative Directorate reports.
According to the investigation, on the evening of February 9, the Traffic Police stopped a car to check the driver’s documents, but the passenger got out of the car with a gun and threatened to use it, then got into the car and drove away. The perpetrator was detained by officers of the SOBR Rubin and the special police forces of the National Guard’s Directorate in the Novgorod Region.
The Prosecutor General's Office had earlier accused the Moscow region’s ex-official of exceeding official authority, taking a bribe on an especially large scale, and forgery, and demanded to seize assets worth of 9 billion rubles ($135 million) from him.