Support The Moscow Times!

Cop Hit by Sapsan While Chasing Suspicious Man

A police officer chasing a man at a train platform was fatally injured by a passing high-speed Sapsan train.

At around 10:30 p.m. Monday on Ulitsa Starofilinskaya in northwest Moscow, the 35-year-old police sergeant noticed a "suspicious" man who, after noticing a group of cops, began to run toward the nearby Planernaya train platform, police said in a statement Tuesday.

The officer gave chase and reached the platform, where he was hit by a passing Sapsan train, the statement said. He sustained a skull fracture, among other injuries, and died from his wounds at 2 a.m., it said.

The exact circumstances of the incident are currently being investigated, the statement said.

Related articles:

… we have a small favor to ask. As you may have heard, The Moscow Times, an independent news source for over 30 years, has been unjustly branded as a "foreign agent" by the Russian government. This blatant attempt to silence our voice is a direct assault on the integrity of journalism and the values we hold dear.

We, the journalists of The Moscow Times, refuse to be silenced. Our commitment to providing accurate and unbiased reporting on Russia remains unshaken. But we need your help to continue our critical mission.

Your support, no matter how small, makes a world of difference. If you can, please support us monthly starting from just $2. It's quick to set up, and you can be confident that you're making a significant impact every month by supporting open, independent journalism. Thank you.

paiment methods
Not ready to support today?
Remind me later.

Read more