A man Thursday afternoon fired shots in Moscow near the security service headquarters.
Five people are injured in central Moscow, after a man has opened fire in the vicinity of the Russian security service the FSB's headquarters on Thursday afternoon.
An employee of the security service have been killed.
this confirms The Russian ministry of Health news agency Interfax.
In the first place was the message from several Russian media that three persons had been killed. However, this is not confirmed by government sources.
Russian police have confirmed that a shooting has taken place, and that it has "neutralized" the offender.
Russia's intelligence service, the call skudangrebet for "a terrorist act".
Police have cordoned off the area, and several have been evacuated.
There were reports that the shooting took place in the reception of the FSB, but it appears now, that the offender failed to get into the building.
Earlier Thursday told a witness to Reuters, that she had heard the gun shot in the same area.
A video that's been shared on social media, shows several people who look like police officers with guns, who runs down a nearby street.
the Shooting comes just hours after Russian president Vladimir Putin's annual press conference, which took place in walking distance from the scene of the crime.
the President has been briefed on the shooting, said a spokesman at the Kremlin.
/ritzau/ReutersUpdated Date: 20 December 2019, 05:00