Man wanted for massacre of six people in Belgorod captured after manhunt
Sergei Pomazun arrested by two transport police as he tried to flee the city on a freight train
A man wanted for the massacre of six people in the city of Belgorod has been captured after a 30-hour manhunt.
Sergei Pomazun was arrested by two transport police as he tried to flee the city of Belgorod, 400 miles south of Moscow, on a freight train. One of the officers suffered knife wounds during the arrest, said Interior Ministry spokesman Kirill Gerasimenko.
Pomazun is suspected of carrying out the shooting attack in the city centre on Monday afternoon. He allegedly killed three people inside a weapons and hunting-equipment shop, and then three passers-by outside the store, using a hunting rifle. Two teenage girls were among the dead. Hundreds of police surrounded an apartment block on Monday night but he was able to evade them. Russian authorities offered a 3m roubles (£62,000) reward for information leading to the arrest of the fugitive. Yesterday and today were declared days of mourning in the region.
Russian media reported that the day before the massacre, Pomazun had visited the same shop and tried to buy bullets, but was rejected due to the fact that he has an extensive criminal record. He was released from a four-year jail term for robbery in December last year, according to Russian news sources.
Angry at being unable to buy bullets at the shop, he reportedly said he would return and kill everyone, a threat which was not taken seriously.
Unconfirmed reports suggested the shop was owned by Pomazun’s father.
Presents unwrapped, turkey gobbled... it's time to relax
- 1 Jennifer Lawrence scores first UK top 40 single with Hunger Games track 'The Hanging Tree'
- 2 Shia LaBeouf claims he was raped during #IAMSORRY art installation performance
- 4 Scientists predict green energy revolution after incredible new graphene discoveries
Sean Abbott: Messages of support flood in for bowler after death of Phil Hughes
Dr Lam Hoe Yeoh: Voyeur doctor jailed for eight years after using network of hidden cameras to film patients, colleagues and friends on the toilet
Kim Jong-un 'in dire need of allies' within his own government as younger sister appointed to senior role
Scientists predict green energy revolution after incredible new graphene discoveries
Michael Buerk wishes he killed Jimmy Savile when he had the chance - by pushing him overboard a cruise ship
Obama: The only people with the right to object to immigration are Native Americans
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
Ukip mocked after mistaking Westminster Cathedral – for a mosque
Plebgate: Andrew Mitchell’s reputation in tatters as judge rules he used the word ‘pleb’
£40k - 45k per year + Benefits: Opilio Recruitment: A fantastic opportunity ...
£30k - 35k per year + Benefits: Opilio Recruitment: We’re currently re...
£35k - 45k per year + benefits: Opilio Recruitment: A fantastic opportunity ...
£60k - 80k per year + Benefits: Opilio Recruitment: A fantastic opportunity ...