KEMEROVO, 7 Mar – RIA Novosti. A resident of Novokuznetsk, after a conflict with the security of a nightclub, brought a bottle of Molotov cocktails there, as a result of which there was a fire in the establishment and two were injured, the police are conducting an inspection, RIA Novosti was told in the press service of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the Kemerovo Region.
A message to the duty station of the Central Police Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs for Novokuznetsk that smoke was brewing in a nightclub on Ordzhonikidze Street, people were being evacuated and there were casualties was received at 2.14 (22.14 Moscow time). An investigative and operational group immediately left for the scene. “The police established that the incident in the nightclub was preceded by a conflict between the security officers of the establishment and two visitors who, in a state of intoxication, behaved aggressively, as a result, both of them were removed to the street. Soon one of them returned to club, holding a Molotov cocktail in his hands. One of the visitors, who was in the lobby, knocked the bottle out of his hands, as a result of which a fire broke out … Two 19-year-old residents of Novokuznetsk sought medical help, they were diagnosed with burns, ” says the message.
It is clarified that the fire was extinguished by the staff of the institution.
It is noted that police officers identified and detained the suspect. It turned out to be a 22-year-old local resident. The investigator of the “Central” police department of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs for the city of Novokuznetsk is deciding the issue of initiating a criminal case under part 2 of Article 213 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation “Hooliganism”. According to the sanctions of the article, the maximum punishment is seven years in prison.