The police have the dead body of the offender in the centre of Surgut

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TASS, August 19. Law enforcement agencies are investigating the incident in Surgut, where on Saturday morning, armed with a knife the man made in the Central part of the city attack on passers-by and wounded seven people. According to the Department of public relations of the Governor of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous district-Yugra, Surgut there arrived also the head of the region Natalia Komarova to assess the situation on the ground.

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“She [Komarov] always quick to respond to an emergency. The Governor in Surgut assess the situation, communicate with victims, which will be provided all necessary help. Now the incident thoroughly investigate the law enforcement agencies,” – said TASS in the Department of public relations.

According to the Plenipotentiary representative in the Urals Federal district until all circumstances are clarified and investigated.

“Until the investigation any version to give out prematurely. No activities until canceled”, – added there.

According to the UK, knife wounds of various severity level have received seven people, all of the victims were hospitalized. In place of promptly there arrived the staff of the PPP, which, in order to suppress illegal activities used the weapon, causing the attacker was eliminated.

The investigators have established his identity, said the official representative SK the Russian Federation Svetlana Petrenko. According to preliminary data, a local resident born in 1994. According to Petrenko, the young man requested characterizing the materials will be checked information about his possible mental disorder.

Chronology of the attack

A thorough picture of the attack in Surgut restored controllers Edinaya dezhurno-dispatching service of the city, who promptly took calls from witnesses of the incident.

“The first call from an eyewitness on the phone 112 received at 9:17 Moscow time (11:17 local time). He reported that at a bus stop Aurora, a passer-by was attacked by an unknown man armed with a knife. Further, it was reported that before the man threw a smoke bomb in the store and Magistralnaya, 24, and stabbed the man. As of 9:20 MSK (11:20 local time) received reports about the attack the men with a knife on the people in the area Bazhova str., 22, Lenin St., 48 and Lenin Ave., 52. On the scene were sent to the emergency operational services”, – stated in the message service.

In the UK do not rule out that the assailant could be suffering from mental illness.

According to the Deputy Director of the Department of health of the region Vladislav Nigmatulin, all the victims were hospitalized in Surgut traumatologies the hospital. Among them had no children.

According to the latest Nigmatulin, four of the injured are in serious condition. Two more assisted, they are allowed to go home. And one person is in a state of moderate severity.

In connection with the incident in Surgut strengthened security measures in the Tyumen and Sverdlovsk regions, and also in Ekaterinburg.

Surgut after the attacks

Residents of Surgut for several hours in shock from the incident. They share their experiences on social media pages.

The mayor of Surgut Vadim Shuvalov in a video published on his official page in “Vkontakte”, is asking residents not to panic and not to do “hasty conclusions”. He said that the situation in the city is under the control of the police.