A man who had recently left a psychiatric hospital fatally stabbed a 22-year-old male acquaintance in the neck outside a beauty salon in broad daylight in central Moscow on Monday, Russian media reported.
The perpetrator had reportedly threatened the victim on several occasions at the Sun and City salon where the victim worked on Moscow's main street, Tverskaya Ulitsa, and the victim had even bought pepper spray to protect himself, the Moskovsky Komsomolets newspaper reported.
Around noon Monday, the attacker reportedly brandished a knife and stabbed the victim in front of horrified onlookers. The victim died of blood loss at the scene, the Interfax news agency reported.
The killer was detained by nearby security guards and is currently in police custody, the Investigative Committee said in an online statement.