St. Petersburg police disperse 50 schoolchildren armed with bats and guns  

St. Petersburg police disperse 50 schoolchildren armed with bats and guns
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The residents called the police before the kids started a brawl.

About 50 schoolchildren gathered in a St. Petersburg park near the Rybatskoye metro station; they had bats and pistols, Fontanka said.

According to eyewitnesses the publication refers to, several teenagers openly showed they had weapons.

The residents called the police before the kids started a brawl. The teenagers fled to the other side of the park, but CCTV cameras on neighboring buildings caught them.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs for St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region reported that six minors aged between 13 and 17 had been brought to the department for questioning. They were handed over to their parents; law enforcement officers are now trying to figure out the reason for the mass gathering. According to preliminary data, there are no victims.

As the CrimeRussia wrote in August, a St. Petersburg a gang of teenagers had attacked people in the Tauride Garden. About 20 kids (all are presumed to be under 18) staged a brawl in the park beating passersby, snatching cellphones and other valuable things from them while chanting ‘A.U.E.’

Subsequently, three members of the group were detained. One of them had been involved in a last-year robbery case with 14 other people, reports said.

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