St. Petersburg: bomb defused in apartment block
All the residents were evacuated from the building. Three men were taken out in handcuffs.
An explosive device was found and defused in a St. Petersburg apartment building, stated Konstantin Serov, the Head of the Nevsky district Administration.
According to Serov, the people are already settling back into their apartments, while investigators are still working in the house.
Earlier, Fontanka wrote about a special operation in building 22 on Tovarishchesky Avenue. All the residents were evacuated from the building, and three men were taken out in handcuffs.
Neighbors said that police stormed an apartment on the eighth floor, where people from Central Asia lived early on April 6.
It is not clear yet whether the tenants detained in the Nevsky district are linked with the terrorist attack on April 3.
There was a terrorist attack in St. Petersburg metro on April 3. According to the investigation, a suicide bomber blew himself up in a train car. 13 people were killed and over 50 injured. The suspect is a 22-year-old man from Kyrgyzstan.
The prosecutors want the former Russian Federation Council member to go to prison for 14 years instead of 9 and pay a 500-million-ruble ($8.8 million) fine instead of 70 million rubles ($1.2 million).