New suspect in St. Petersburg metro bombing arrested in Moscow
2017-04-18 10:22:00

Russia's FSB security service said it had detained a suspected organizer of the St. Petersburg metro bombing that killed 14 people.

Footage captured the moment the man as detained in a special operation near Moscow on Monday.

Abror Azimov, 27, a suspected mastermind of the 3rd April St. Petersburg metro bombing, is detained during a special operation by Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) in Moscow Region. /VCG Photo

He was identified as 27-year-old Abror Azimov,"originally from Central Asia," in a statement quoted by RIA Novosti news agency.

The suspect has been taken for questioning to the Investigative Committee, which probes serious crimes, the FSB said.

Fourteen people were killed and over 50 others were injured on April 3 when a suicide bomber detonated explosives in the city's metro system.

The suspected suicide bomber has been named as 22-year-old Akbarjon Djalilov, who is thought to have been a Russian national born in Kyrgyzstan.

"[He] carried out training of the suicide bomber terrorist Djalilov," the FSB said, calling him "one of the organizers."

Djalilov is suspected of triggering a homemade explosive device while on a train in a metro tunnel.

Security forces said they safely defused another device left on a platform.

Abror Azimov, 27, a suspected mastermind of the 3rd April St. Petersburg metro bombing, is detained during a special operation by Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) in Moscow Region. /VCG Photo

Eight others - detained in Moscow and St. Petersburg in connection with the attack - are also from Central Asia.

The attack has posed tough security questions as Russia gears up to host the opening game and final of the Confederations Cup football tournament in June, ahead of the World Cup in 2018.

Source:CGTN Editor:Hiram