MOSCOW, February 27 – RIA Novosti. The police have detained three suspects in the attack on the famous musician in the center of Moscow, according to the website of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Media.
“Employees of the capital's police have detained three young people on suspicion of causing bodily harm to a 52-year-old Muscovite,” the statement said.
A law enforcement source explained that the detainees were suspected of assaulting musician Alexander Diktovsky.
Earlier, the press secretary of the “Machine of Time” group Anton Chernin said that the musician was attacked the night before by three malefactors in a parking lot on Komsomolsky Prospekt, his face bone was broken, and next week he will have an operation.
It is noted that, according to the musician, having received a refusal to ask for money, the attackers struck several blows and then fled. The musician was hospitalized with injuries; at present, nothing threatens his life and health.
“Officers of the Criminal Investigation Department of the Internal Affairs Directorate for the Central District of Moscow and the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Khamovniki district identified and detained three suspects,” the police explained.
A criminal case was initiated under the articles “Intentional infliction of medium gravity harm to health” and “Beating”. The issue of choosing a preventive measure for the detainees is being resolved.