Three people killed, shot by the security services in Moscow

A man Thursday afternoon fired shots in Moscow near the security service headquarters. Three people were killed in central Moscow, after a man has opened fire

Three people killed, shot by the security services in Moscow

A man Thursday afternoon fired shots in Moscow near the security service headquarters.

Three people were killed in central Moscow, after a man has opened fire in the vicinity of the Russian security service the FSB's headquarters on Thursday afternoon.

The typing of several Russian media, according to news agency Reuters.

There are reports that the shooting occurred in the reception of the FSB. This has not been confirmed.

at Least one of those killed was supposed to be a police officer.

Russian police have confirmed that a shooting has taken place, and that it has "neutralized" the offender.

Police have cordoned off the area, and several have been evacuated.

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. The president has been briefed on the shooting, said a spokesman at the Kremlin.

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Updated Date: 19 December 2019, 17:00

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