An off-duty Moscow police officer has been hospitalized after he sustained grave stab wounds while trying to prevent a robbery on a downtown street.
A police captain from the Tverskoi District intervened when he saw three men trying to snatch a woman's bag on Pushkin Square at around 10.30 p.m. Monday, the Moscow police told RIA Novosti.
The policeman tried to detain the robbers, which provoked one of them to stab him in the chest. The attackers fled the scene, and the captain was hospitalized and later underwent surgery. He remains in emergency care but his life is not in danger.