On Sunday, a traffic police officer stopped the suspect, who was driving a Hyundai, in the centre of Grozny at 6:05 p.m. local time (15:05 GMT) and asked for his ID. The driver stabbed the police officer and was shot.
A spokesperson for the National Guard in Chechnya said earlier that the officer who shot the suspect was off duty when he saw a man attacking traffic police and stepped in.
"The National Guard officer saw what was going on and shot his gun at the attacker and was wounded by him", the spokesperson said.
He added that no civilian was hurt in the incident due to the officers’ quick reaction and professionalism.
An injured police officer was taken to the Interior Ministry's hospital in a stable condition. Local authorities have reportedly launched the investigation into the incident.