Moscow supermarket hostage freed, suspect arrested

Moscow supermarket hostage freed, suspect arrested
Members of a police special operations unit raid into a grocery store, operated by Russian food retailer Dixy Group, after an unidentified man reportedly took hostages in Moscow, a host city for the soccer World Cup, Russia July 1, 2018. (Reuters)
Updated 01 July 2018

Moscow supermarket hostage freed, suspect arrested

Moscow supermarket hostage freed, suspect arrested
  • Police officers stormed the market to arrest suspect
  • They described him as a previous offender who was intoxicated when he took the woman employee hostage

MOSCOW: Police in the Russian capital have freed a supermarket employee who was held hostage by a knife-wielding man for several hours.
Moscow police said the suspect was arrested Sunday after police officers stormed the market. They described him as a previous offender who was intoxicated when he took the woman employee hostage.
Russian news reports say she suffered minor injuries.
The incident occurred at a branch of the Diksi supermarket chain in the Koptevo area of Moscow, northwest of the city’s center.