aA
A Russian citizen waiting for deportation to Russia is suspected of wounding four people with a knife at a grocery store in Vilnius, the capital's police and prosecutors said.
Peilis
Peilis
© DELFI / Audrius Solominas

Tomas Cepelionis of the Vilnius Regional Prosecutor's Office, the prosecutor in charge of the investigation, told BNS that a court would consider sanctioning the arrest of the suspect on Tuesday afternoon.

"We think he may flee, hide and coęaby his initials R. K., is a Russian citizen born in 1968, officials said.

"We have a copy of his passport in the case-file. He is a Russian citizen who was to be deported back to Russia as a foreigner refused a residence permit in Lithuania or declined renewal. He had repeatedly applied to the Migration Department to have his permanent residence permit renewed," Cepelionis told BNS.

The Russian citizen is suspected of injuring four people with a knife during an attempted robbery at the store in Jonazoliu Street, in the capital's Lazdyneliai neighborhood.

"He has made no statement yet. He refuses to speak," Cepelionis said.

According to the prosecutor, the suspect will be subjected to a psychiatric examination. He was sober during the incident, based on preliminary information.

At around 10:00 p.m. on Sunday, a man wielding a knife attempted to rob the Lazdyneliai store and injured four staff members who tried to stop him.

Two men, aged 19 and 40 years, suffered stab wounds and a 28-year-old man was beaten. All three were hospitalized.

The fourth employee, a 42-year-old woman, was wounded in the neck and is being treated at home.

Officials will also look at whether the same Russian citizen may be involved in an arson attack on Vilnius' Ikea store at around 9 p.m. on Sunday.

"If we see that the same person is responsible, we'll merge the investigations," Cepelionis told BNS.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.
|Populiariausi straipsniai ir video

Lithuania to register all air and sea travelers as of Monday (1)

As of Monday, all travelers arriving in Lithuania from abroad by air or sea will have to register...

Veryga: Poland 'very likely' to be added to coronavirus blacklist

Lithuania will decide on Friday if to impose a mandatory 14-day self-isolation period for arrivals...

23 new coronavirus cases

On Thursday 23 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Lithuania. Overall, it adds to 219 confirmed...

Nauseda calls on Health minister to cut short his vacation (1)

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda has called on the country's Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga to...

24 new coronavirus cases

On Wednesday 24 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Lithuania. In total, the country has already...

Top news

Lithuania to register all air and sea travelers as of Monday (1)

As of Monday, all travelers arriving in Lithuania from abroad by air or sea will have to register...

Belarus moves Lithuanian kindergarten in Astravyets district to new premises

Amid tensions over the Astravyets nuclear power plant, Belarus has moved the Lithuanian...

23 new coronavirus cases

On Thursday 23 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed in Lithuania. Overall, it adds to 219 confirmed...

Veryga: Poland 'very likely' to be added to coronavirus blacklist

Lithuania will decide on Friday if to impose a mandatory 14-day self-isolation period for arrivals...

Nauseda calls on Health minister to cut short his vacation (1)

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda has called on the country's Health Minister Aurelijus Veryga to...

|Maža didelių žinių kaina