Twice-convicted drug dealer detained for false bomb message in St. Petersburg
Law enforcers have quickly identified an unknown person, who called 112 and promised to blow up police department No. 39 in the Petersburg village of Metallostroy. During the detention, he explained his action by hatred.
As reported by the press service of MIA Main Directorate in St. Petersburg, September 1, 2017, the police conducted a check of a building in the Kolpino district after receiving a 112 call at 07:33 PM. Inspection of the building and the adjacent territory revealed nothing dangerous.
According to Fontanka, the building indicated by the 'telephone terrorist' was the police department No. 39 in the Kolpino district. While experts were searching for an explosive device, the operatives detained the suspect in an apartment on Sedov Street.
It appeared to be twice convicted 31-year-old resident of St. Petersburg in a state of intoxication.
Earlier, the detainee had been tried two times under part 3 of Art. 264 of the Russian Criminal Code (violation of traffic rules, which caused the death of a person) and part 2 of Art. 228 of the Russian Criminal Code (illegal storage and distribution of drugs). The publication notes that the person detained had been previously sentenced to 2 years' probation for knocked down and killed passersby; in addition, he later served 3 years for the possession and distribution of drugs in large amounts. Now he faces a third conviction, this time for a false report of an explosive device in the police department. Currently, the issue of initiating a criminal case is being decided.
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).