Eight people were injured as a result of an assault Wednesday night at the synagogue in the centre of Moscow. According to the synagogue's rabbi Yitzhak Kogan at least four people were badly wounded as the criminal was armed with the knife. The assault was conducted during the evening devotion, he said.
“It was evening prayers. I heard screaming. When I rushed out I saw a man, who tried to escape. Further in the hall I came across three or four people, who were bleeding,” rabbi went on. The mentor of the synagogue managed to seize the criminal and disarm him. “I think he is insane,” said the head of the Congress of Jewish Religious Organizations and Associations in Russia Zinovij Kogan.
The spiritual ancestor of the synagogue also admitted that the armed criminal made no exclamations and didn’t say a word, but “I came here to kill”. In the accident brother-in-law of the synagogue rabbi was wounded. In bad condition he was immediately brought to hospital.
From the words of the rabbi the situation gets worse every day, and the leadership of the synagogue had nothing left but to apply a request to the government security agencies in order to get some help.