A 38-year-old local resident was detained in the town of Aleksandrov, Vladimir region. He is suspected of attempted murder of a group of people by an all-hazardous method.
According to the Investigative Committee, on April 25 at about 17:20 the suspect was in the park “Sosenki” near Kalinina Factory Street. After a verbal conflict with the men, the suspect threw a weaponized object with all the hallmarks of a grenade at them. Five people received shrapnel wounds. All of them were taken to a local hospital with injuries of varying severity.
According to local journalists, they are in intensive care and two were seriously injured. Specialists from Disaster Medicine went to the scene.
According to the publication “New City Alexandrov”, the suspected man did not like the fact that the workers and officials present started to sanitize the park. He allegedly stated that he would not allow the trees to be cut down. A city commission was in the park at the time of the incident, determining the order of improvements under the “Comfortable Urban Environment” program.
“There were Vitaly Dmitrievich Stepanov, chief architect of the Alexandrov district (head of the Department of Construction and Architecture of the Alexandrov district), his deputy Igor Yuryevich Barkov, deputy head of the MBU “Improvement”, George Apostolovich Avraamov, director of the MUP “Gorsstroyzakazchik”, and two representatives of the contractor,” the local publication reported.
The detainee said that he had bought the grenade two weeks ago from an acquaintance during a joint drinking bout. The defendant has confessed his involvement in the crime; the question of his detention is being resolved now. Investigators are questioning other people who may have information about the incident. Searches are carried out in the house and garage of the detainee. The criminal investigation continues.
Referring to the regional public health service, the press service of the regional administration informed about the state of health of the injured. According to medics, now four people are in a state of moderate severity, one – in a serious condition.
“All of them were made operations, removed fragments. Traumatologists, surgeons and anesthesiologists-intensivists joined the therapeutic measures.
After surgical interventions, two of the victims are in intensive care, three more are being treated in the trauma department. At present there is no threat to the lives of the injured. Today two patients are planned to be transferred from the intensive care unit to a casualty ward.
One of the most injured patients is undergoing special examination, including radial methods of diagnosis and ophthalmological examination. If necessary, he will be consulted by specialists of the federal clinic”, – said the Acting Vice-Governor Konstantin Baranov.
The incident was reported to the Acting Governor Alexander Avdeev.