A metro station in Moscow has been shut over reports that a woman dressed in black was holding a child’s severed head. The woman was reportedly shouting, “Allahu Akbar,” Russian media said.
According to LifeNews, the victim was a girl, identified as Nastya M. After the murder, the female suspect went to a metro station, where she was stopped by a local police officer. She immediately took the severed child’s head from her bag and started shouting that she had killed the child. The suspect is currently being detained by police authorities, Russian media reported.
“I am a terrorist,” the woman is heard shouting in the video released online.
The woman appeared near Oktyabrskoye Pole metro station in northwest Moscow, RBK News reported. Passers-by said it was hard to determine if it was a man or a woman, as the person was dressed all in black.
Russia’s Investigative Committee later released a statement that rescuers have found a body of a three or four-year-old child after extinguishing a fire in a Moscow apartment block. A preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect is a female citizen from a “Central Asian country” in her late 30s.
The suspect waited until the child’s parents left the apartment with an older child, then killed the child and set the apartment on fire, the Investigative Committee said.
Earlier on Monday, reports emerged that police had found a child’s headless body while extinguishing a fire at a Moscow apartment block. The child was about three or four years old, Interfax reported, citing sources.