“He saw himself on TV, he was afraid, and he went to the police,” said a source in law enforcement bodies. According to him, the man to commit a terrorist attack not involved.
Earlier, the TV channel REN TV and the publication “Fontanka” published a screenshot from the recording surveillance cameras, which shows a man alleged to have committed an act of terrorism. On the picture you can see that a tall man with a beard and dressed in black.
Later, “the Fifth channel” posted a photo of the second suspect of involvement in the terrorist attack.
Video: REN TV
“This man believed in the security services, might have planted a second explosive device in the St. Petersburg metro station “Ploschad Vosstaniya”. The bomb, fortunately, was able to timely detect and neutralize”, — stated the message channel.
At the same time, the source of “Interfax” in law enforcement bodies told that the explosion in the subway of St. Petersburg committed suicide, his identity is already installed.
“According to one version, the explosive device in the metro of St. Petersburg was detonated by the suicide bomber. According to preliminary data it 23-the summer native of Central Asia”, — said the Agency interlocutor.
According to another source, the alleged suicide bomber was linked to radical Islamists. “Previously it is established that the man who blew himself up in the subway of St. Petersburg, was linked to banned in Russia and radical Islamic groups”, — he said. The investigators found out, the source said that the terrorist carried the bomb in the subway in a backpack.
“Discovered on the site of the remains speak in favor of the version that the explosion produced a suicide bomber, but the final conclusions can be made after the DNA examination,” — said the Agency interlocutor. Source RIA Novosti confirmed that according to one version, the explosion made a suicide bomber. “The investigation is considering all versions of the incident. It is not excluded that the attack was carried out by a suicide bomber” — he said.
The explosion in the car of the subway occurred April 3 at about 14:40 on the stretch between the metro station “Technological Institute” and “Sennaya Ploschad”. The Prosecutor’s office said that the explosion was a terrorist attack. The movement in the subway of St. Petersburg was stopped, passengers evacuated. According to the National anti-terrorism Committee, the blast killed 11 people, more than 40 people were injured and were hospitalized. Another explosive device was discovered and defused at the station “Ploschad Vosstaniya”.
The explosion in the subway of St. Petersburg: what is known about the incident