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In the central Russian republic of Tatarstan, a youth was arrested on suspicion of preparing an attack on an educational institution. The Russian media announced on Tuesday, citing the press service of the security forces.
The employees of the Federal Security Service in the city of Kazan prevented an attack on an educational institution.
“As a result of the measures taken, a minor Russian citizen who was involved in the preparation of this crime was arrested,” the statement said.
An air rifle was confiscated from the teenager’s house, and inquiries such as “converting this type of weapon into a combat weapon” were found in the search history of his PC. In addition, the young man searched for data on school attacks.
According to the security forces, the detainee said that a certain Yaroslav Ovsyuk from Ukraine had persuaded him on Telegram messenger to prepare for a massacre.
Criminal proceedings under the article “Preparing for the Murder of Two and More People” were initiated against the suspect.