St. Petersburg police detain man who threatened to set officials on fire

St. Petersburg police detain man who threatened to set officials on fire

In total, a dozen people attacked the property control committee.

In St. Petersburg, police detained a 28-year-old man suspected of threatening to set fire to employees of the property control committee. In total, officials who came to dismantle an illegal street cafe were attacked by 12-15 people, according to the local Investigative Committee.

“As a result of investigative actions and operational search activities carried out together with employees of the State Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region, the man was detained,” the department said.

Investigators opened criminal cases on the use of violence against a representative of the authorities (part 1 of article 318 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation) and their insult (article 319 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).

On the morning of July 9, a group of unidentified persons attacked the officials in Petersburg. One of the hooligans doused officials with gasoline and threatened to set them on fire. In addition, he hit one of the employees of the city committee in the face, as well as insulted officials.

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