BREAKING NEWS Lane County sees 'exponential growth' in COVID-19 Full Story
SEVERE WX : Severe Thunderstorm Warning View Alerts

Suspect detained after St. Petersburg supermarket blast

Russian authorities say they have detained a suspect believed to be responsible for this week's supermarket blast in ...

Posted: Jan 1, 2018 9:06 AM
Updated: Jan 1, 2018 9:06 AM

Russian authorities say they have detained a suspect believed to be responsible for this week's supermarket blast in St. Petersburg.

The suspect, whose identity has not been released, was detained Saturday, Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) said in a statement. The suspect was under interrogation, the Russian state news agency TASS reported.

18 people were injured in the explosion at a St. Petersburg supermarket

ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, but provided no evidence

The explosion took place Wednesday at a Perekrestok supermarket in St. Petersburg. At least 18 people were injured, state-run media reported.

Preliminary information suggests an explosive device containing 200 grams (7 ounces) of TNT was inside a locker at the supermarket, state-run media said.

Shortly after the explosion, Russian President Vladimir Putin called the incident a terror attack.

ISIS claimed responsibility for the blast, saying it was carried out by an ISIS "security detachment." But so far, ISIS has not given any evidence supporting its claim.

St. Petersburg, Russia's second-largest city, has been a target for at least one other explosion this year. Fourteen people were killed and dozens more were injured on April 3 when a suicide bomber detonated explosives in the city's metro system.

The April explosion, which has been linked to terrorism, occurred on a passenger train traveling through a tunnel in the city's center.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 29850

Reported Deaths: 521
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah6649130
Marion430988
Washington418058
Umatilla287441
Clackamas218661
Malheur146023
Jackson9943
Lane89014
Deschutes73212
Yamhill71814
Jefferson4968
Polk48715
Morrow4765
Lincoln47013
Linn43813
Union4352
Klamath2602
Benton2456
Hood River2390
Wasco2303
Douglas1943
Josephine1802
Columbia1451
Coos1340
Clatsop1050
Baker892
Crook601
Tillamook460
Lake290
Wallowa291
Curry260
Sherman180
Harney120
Grant80
Gilliam70
Unassigned00
Wheeler00
Eugene
Overcast
63° wxIcon
Hi: 71° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 63°
Corvallis
Overcast
64° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 64°
Roseburg
Broken Clouds
63° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 63°
North Bend
Overcast
59° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 59°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Community Events