Interfax: Suspect in murder of ‘war correspondent’ Vladlen Tatarsky in custody in Petersburg
Daria Trepova, a St. Petersburg resident born in 1997, has been arrested on suspicion of murdering pro-Kremlin “war correspondent” Vladlen Tatarsky, reports Interfax, citing a source with knowledge of the situation. Trepova was brought to the investigator.
According to the source, investigators have grounds to believe that Trepova brought a box containing a plaster bust of Tatarsky to a cafe where the “war correspondent” was giving a speech. The bust reportedly contained an explosive device.
At publication, Daria Trepova’s arrest had not been officially confirmed.
Vladlen Tatarsky was killed on April 2 by an explosion inside Street Bar, a St. Petersburg establishment. According to the latest update, 30 people were injured, of whom 24 have been hospitalized. The Investigative Committee has opened a criminal case for murder and public endangerment.