According to Irina Volk, a representative of the Russian Interior Ministry, several people have been injured after a man attacked churchgoers with a knife at the Church of Saint Nicholas in central Moscow.
"Police have detained a 26-year-old man from Lipetsk Oblast, who entered a church on the Bakuninskaya Street and injured two people. The injured people have been sent to hospital," Volk said.
At that moment, churchgoers came to the victim's rescue, but the perpetrator had already managed to injure another person.
Following the incident, police opened a criminal case for hooliganism and battery.