A man armed with a knife attacked and injured a female journalist after forcing his way in the Echo of Moscow radio station in Moscow, its editor-in-chief reported. The woman was taken to hospital.
Tatiana Felgengauer was stabbed in the throat by the assailant, Aleksey Venediktov reported. The attacker was subdued by the station’s security guards, he added. Felgengauer, 32, is deputy editor-in-chief and hosts of one of the station’s talk shows.
Echo of Moscow is a popular Russian news and political talk radio station. It prides itself for giving a platform to many opposition voices, as well as those of pro-government activists.
Ведущую Татьяну Фельгенгауэр ворвавшийся на Эхо мужчина. Ударил ножом в шею. Мужчина задержан.Татьяна госпитализирована.Ей поставлен катетер
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A spokesman for the Russian General Prosecutor’s office called the attack “outrageous” and said the office will closely monitor the police investigation into it.
“That was an outrageous incident,” Aleksandr Kurennoy wrote on the office’s Telegram channel. “My words of support to staff at the radio station.”
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