In a residential house in the east of St. Petersburg it was discovered and defused an explosive device

The investigation of the attack and the search for the persons involved continue. In the case, a new turn appeared. In a residential house in the east of Petersburg today was discovered and defused an explosive device.

Around five in the morning was information that in the building was found a suspicious object. The inhabitants of the multi-storey were evacuated urgently. As a result of the special operation were detained persons who could be accomplices of the suicide bomber whose blew himself up in the Saint Petersburg metro.

Information on the detention of suspects in the south-east of St. Petersburg came early in the morning. According to witnesses, about five o’clock in the security services broke down the door one-room apartment on the eighth floor, handcuffed and brought in four men and taken away in a police car.

Dozens of special vehicles were brought to the house, including firemen. Municipal turned off the gas feed. Not all residents were evacuated.  People were placed in the nearest kindergarten. Most residents just went to work. The rest – women, young children and pensioners – drink tea. Help psychologists and physicians, fortunately, no one needed.

Witnesses said that the one-bedroom apartment on the eighth floor is constantly rented, the owners are almost never seen.

By the noon the official comments were received from the secret services. 

“As a result of a series of operational and investigative activities, on 6 April 2017, about 5 a.m. by the FSB of Russia on the town of St. Petersburg and Leningrad Oblast in a residential area at: Friendly Prospect 22-1 detected an improvised explosive device. “The explosive device is now defused”, the chief of the UFSB Press service for St. Petersburg and Leningrad Oblast, Dmitry.

Involvement of detainees in the terrorist attack in the subway are now checked. From the station “Institute of Technology”, where the tragedy occurred, the house is located in a dozen kilometers, that is, on the outskirts of St. Petersburg. After the explosion at the station secret services operate in emergency mode.

In the course of investigations opened and other groups. The day before, eight alleged recruiters of terrorist organizations were detained. Today, the October Court of Petersburg issued a warrant for the first arrest.

According to investigators, the suspects almost two years were in St. Petersburg advocacy involving immigrants from Central Asia in the activities of banned organizations, while those recruited fighters for illegal armed formations on the territory of foreign states. Recruiters also rented an apartment on the outskirts of the city.

The apartment where the bomb is defused in the morning was today, still working the investigators. Building a house is still cordoned off to outsiders, but the residents were allowed to return home.

 

Original: В жилом доме на востоке Санкт-Петербурга было обнаружено и обезврежено взрывное устройство

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