An evacuation of visitors took place in the Metropolis shopping center on the Leningradskoye Highway in Moscow after reporting an armed man. This was reported on December 26 by the press service of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Moscow.
According to preliminary data, the unknown tried to steal the goods, the store guards detained him, but the attacker showed them an object that looked like a grenade and disappeared.
“An unknown person showed the guards an object similar to a grenade and disappeared from the scene. Currently, the SOG (investigative-operational group – Ed) is working on the spot. There are no casualties. Measures are being taken to arrest the attacker, ”the message says.
According to preliminary data, a man with a beard of Caucasian appearance, about 170 cm tall, with a black bag is wanted. It is also noted that he is wearing a black baseball cap.
On December 15, it was reported that the passengers of the Moscow metro helped to detain a rowdy with a fake grenade.
It was found that while on the train, the rowdy brandished a “grenade” and even imitated alerting it. During the search, he presented the item, confirmed that it was a dummy and told law enforcement officers that he had purchased it from an online store.