Moscow police have detained a man accused of killing and beheading his wife and infant son after a days-long drinking binge over the New Year's holidays, a news report said.
Police officers and troops from the Interior Ministry's rapid response center detained the man at the Aviamotornaya metro station in eastern Moscow around midnight, Interfax reported Wednesday, citing an unidentified law enforcement official.
After the bodies of the woman and her child were discovered on Tuesday, the man, a security guard by profession, emerged as the main suspect. Police sent out his description to units around the capital and begin an intensive search, the report said.
An unidentified police official told Interfax that the man had been binge drinking for several days. He killed his family and decapitated their bodies following a quarrel with his wife, the official said.
Initial reports about the victims' ages were conflicting, with an unidentified police officer saying the boy was 7 months old and the mother was 28 years old, while Investigative Committee spokeswoman Yulia Ivanova put the baby's age at 14 months and the mother's at 27 years, according to Interfax.