Knife attacker stabbed eight people in Russia, shot by police

Vastavam web: A knife attacker stabbed eight people on the street in Russia’s far northern city of Surgut before being shot by police, investigators said today.The male attacker “carried out attacks on passers-by, causing stab wounds to eight” while “moving along central streets of the city” at around 11:20 am (local time) said Russia’s Investigative Committee, which probes major crimes.The incident took place in a city some 2,100 kilometres northeast of Moscow in the oil-rich Khanty-Mansi region.Two of those stabbed are in a serious condition while five more are in a stable condition, the government of the Khanty-Mansi region said in a statement, calling the attacker so far “unidentified.”