At least 8 injured in Russian Federation knife attack


At least 8 injured in Russian Federation knife attack

Eight people were injured in a knife attack in the Siberian city of Surgut, Russian media agencies reported, citing the spokesman for the local office of the Russian law enforcement committee.

A KNIFE MAN wearing a fake suicide belt has been shot dead by police after stabbing seven people in Russian Federation. Authorities Saturday said the incident was being treated as a terror attack, with an 18-year-old Moroccan shot in the leg by police now in custody.

A statement from the regional branch of the Investigative Committee said the motive for the mid-day attack Saturday had not been determined.

"An unidentified man armed with a knife, moving along the city's main streets, committed an attack on passersby, inflicting knife injuries on eight citizens, in the city of Surgut approximately at 11:20 a.m. on August 19".

Footage on social YouTube shows a police officer standing over what appears to be the body of the suspect lying on a path in a park.

They added they were investigating the possibility he was suffering from mental illness.

Surgut is a city in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous region with a population of around 350,000.