Two armed men were detained as they attempted to make their way onto the campus of the prestigious Moscow State University, Interfax news agency reported Thursday, citing an unnamed source in law enforcement.
The suspects attracted the attention of police when they attempted to drive a BMW through a traffic barricade leading onto the campus, according to Interfax. When a policeman approached the vehicle and asked its occupants to present their identity documents, one of the suspects threatened the officer with a gun.
The suspects attempted to flee but were apprehended by other policemen who had been called onto the scene. One of the officers reportedly fired several shots from his traumatic pistol as the suspects resisted arrest.
One of the suspects and some policemen taking part in the arrests sustained non-life threatening injuries, according to Interfax's source.