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    TASS: police detained an armed man who attacked the security of the club “16 tons” in Moscow

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    In the Moscow club “16 tons” on Presnensky Val, an unknown person opened fire. Telegram channel Mash, citing eyewitnesses, reported that three shots had been fired. According to Mash, the attacker opened fire on the guards, the bullet hit one of them. The offender started shooting from the side of the main entrance to the club – near the stairs leading to the second floor.

    The attack occurred at 15:30 on September 26th. It is reported that the visitor had an argument with a security officer and left, but then returned with a weapon and shot a 27-year-old guard in the leg. was very drunk . The channel clarifies that an hour before the incident, a security guard did not let him into the club. Later, the identity of the attacker was established, he turned out to be 58-year-old Dmitry Sviridov .

    When the criminal opened fire, the administrators quickly directed all visitors through the kitchen and utility rooms to backyard of the club. Returning back, people saw a guard with an injured leg in the doorway. There was an automatic next to it. After 10-15 minutes, an ambulance and police arrived. The guard was hospitalized.

    “Police officers arrived at the scene immediately. It was previously established that at this address, in an entertainment facility, a conflict occurred between a security officer and a visitor, during which the latter injured a man and fled, ”the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for Moscow said. The police cordoned off the area near the club.

    Shooting and attempt to escape

    The moment of the attack was caught on video . The recording shows how the attacker comes close to the guard of the institution, and then shoots. A fight ensues between the men, the guard snatches the weapon from the hands of the attacker, then both fall. The shooter attempts to retrieve the weapon, but retreats when he sees the establishment’s employees. A man throws his weapon in a bar .

    The law enforcement agencies reported that the attacker used a Kalashnikov assault rifle or a hunting carbine made on its basis. “This weapon was found at the scene. At present, it has been sent for examination,” the TASS interlocutor specified.

    According to Rossiyskaya Gazeta, the weapon was a Kalashnikov assault rifle. Mash writes that this is a Saiga hunting carbine. Experts will find out how the suspect acquired it.

    The 112 Telegram channel reported that after the shooting, the attacker fled in a black Mercedes. The police found a car a kilometer from the scene, they also found a weapon in it .

    Telegram channel clarified that we are talking about the father-in-law of the owner of the car.

    Quick detention

    The police managed to quickly find and detain the shooter. “The man who fired at the bar and wounded the security guard was detained,” TASS reported, citing a law enforcement source.

    The press service of the Moscow Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs confirmed that the police officers quickly detained a man suspected of the attack. “Currently, he has been taken to the territorial police department for investigation,” the policemen noted.

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    Now the wounded man is in the hospital, his condition is not serious.

    The 16 tons club opened in the center of Moscow in 1996 and is known as the oldest English pub in the capital. At various times, many Russian and foreign musicians performed at the club, in particular, on May 8, 1999, Zemfira’s debut album was presented there.

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