20-year old Muscovite, who stabbed eight people at the synagogue in the centre of Moscow, spent too much time playing computer games. His mental abilities were affected because of that.
Wednesday evening Alexander Koptzev, armed with a hunting knife, burst into the synagogue and assaulted parishioners, who were immediately brought to the hospital. Young man was detained. According to officials the main reason of the rampage was believed to be national and religious enmity.
Later some other motives of the crime came on the surface. As father of Alexander Koptzev said his son used to play Postal (a computer game in which a postman goes mad, picks a knife and leaves to kill everybody he meets on the London streets). He played the game for quit a long time - several hours – when his friends called him out. Then Alexander went for a walk.