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Student detained after killing policeman, teacher in Moscow school

English.news.cn   2014-02-03 18:43:12

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A woman waited outside the Moscow secondary school 263 in Moscow, Russia, Feb. 3, 2014. A gunman who had taken about 20 students hostage at a Moscow public school was detained and all hostages were rescued, the Interior Ministry said Monday. The gunman, a senior student of the Moscow secondary school 263, killed a policeman and a teacher, and injured another police officer. (Xinhua/Dai Tianfang)

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MOSCOW, Feb. 3 (Xinhua) -- A gunman who had taken four students hostage at a Moscow public school was detained and all hostages were rescued, the Interior Ministry said Monday.

The gunman, a senior student of the Moscow secondary school 263, killed a policeman and a teacher, and injured another police officer, local Vesti-24 TV channel reported.

The police evacuated other students and teachers of the school with no one hurt, Itar-Tass news agency quoted the Interior Ministry as saying.

The attacker threatened a security guard with a pistol before storming a biology classroom where 10-grade students were having their class, the news TV channel reported.

He reportedly took four students hostage while other 16 students managed to escape, according to the ministry.

A criminal case was opened over the incident at the school in northeast Moscow, spokesman of the Russian Investigative Committee Vladimir Markin said.

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