In Bashkiria, police killed a 51-year-old man who fired at a kindergarten. The shooter refused to surrender and put up resistance to police forces.
The morning of January 14, 2013 was worrisome in the Russian city of Salavat.
At half past nine telephone rang in the local department of Salavat MVD. A scared woman introduced herself as a teacher from the kindergarten No. 59. She reported that someone shot at the building and the window glass was broken by bullets:
- An assistant teacher came to me and said that she heard loud noise from the street and the window glass in the bathroom was broken. At first women thought that these were hooligans launching fireworks. But then we saw three holes in the wall near the window and metal balls on the floor. In the house on the opposite side we saw a man who was looking at us and shouting something. We realized that he shot from firearms. I immediately called the police.
Fortunately, at that time, children were in the gym.
The immediate response group was sent to the scene. Indeed, they noticed a man shooting from the hunting rifle out of the window of the residential building.
The whole area was immediately cordoned off and the residents of the nearby houses were evacuated. Over sixty children and eighteen employees of the kindergarten were led to another wing.
Meanwhile more emergency workers arrived to the scene: firefighters, ambulance workers, gas company and electric company workers, investigative committee employees and prosecutors.
Curious passers-by were sure that it was just a regular exercise.
Soon the information about the gunman’s identity arrived. It was a 50-years-old resident of the apartment, who appeared to be the owner of a 12 gauge MP-153 shotgun. His neighbors said that after divorce the man led secluded life and did not speak to anyone. Only sometimes he had been visited by his elderly mother.
Police officers made several attempts to negotiate with the shooter, but he refused to surrender and few times shot at the door. It was decided to storm the apartment.
The SWAT team used explosive to “open” the door and stun grenades inside. During the assault the man was repeatedly asked to surrender and stop the resistance. Instead he fired at police officers.
Eventually, the gunman was killed.
Later it was revealed that the man died as a result of suicide – during the storming he cut his throat with a knife.
Comments of Russian netizens
_zabey_: 10 minutes for the assault? That’s too much. If there were hostages – he would 10 times kill them all.10 минут штурма квартиры? это очень много. Были бы заложники – всех бы перестрелял 10 раз.
taranoff (replying to the above): I can give you the address of the nearest army recruiting office.Могу подсказать адрес ближайшего военкомата.
cmpax_u_pagocmb: Reminds an exercise.Напоминает учения