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    Moscow Authorities Detain Suspect Murderer of Police Officer in City's Metro

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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian Interior Ministry said in a statement on Monday that Moscow authorities have detained the suspect attacker of a law enforcement officer at the city's Kurskaya metro station.

    Around midnight, a man wounded a police officer from a firearm. Moscow police has quickly launched an investigation into the deadly assault. According to the earlier statement, Moscow law enforcement imposed its 'Siren' mode to find the alleged perpetrator.

    The siren mode triggers the urgent mobilization of the entire police force in a particular area with a tightening of security measures and is applied only for the identification and arrest of dangerous criminals.

    "Today, around midnight, at the Kurskaya metro station, an unidentified man from a firearm wounded a police officer who died of his injuries. The police are searching for suspect to detain him," the earlier statement said, adding that a suspect was a man of Caucasian or Asian appearance, about 40-45 years old, heavily-built, about 160-165 centimeters (5"3'-5"5') tall, wearing a gray jacket, blue jeans and a gray cap.

    Hours later, Russian Interior Ministry spokeswoman Irina Volk said that the suspect has been detained. "Moscow police has detained a suspect in causing a fatal wound to a police officer at Kurskaya metro station," the spokeswoman said, adding that the alleged perpetrator is currently being taken to the police department for further investigation, Volk added.

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