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Police Detain Security Guard After Shooting at Siberian School

Police in Siberia have detained a security guard accused of opening fire with a hunting rifle on a local kindergarten and elementary school building.

Nobody was injured in the shootout in the republic of Sakha, also known as Yakutia, though children were in the school at the time of the incident, the Interfax news agency cited a police spokesman as saying Thursday.

A 34-year-old security guard who worked at the school is suspected of shooting at the school door and at the window of a nearby house after a "drunken quarrel" on Wednesday, the spokesman was quoted as saying.

The man supposedly fled to another village following the shooting, but was detained by police, the spokesman added.

Investigators found six spent cartridges at the scene of the shooting, Interfax reported.

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