December 19, 2019 / 4:36 PM / 2 months ago

Gunshots ring out in central Moscow as police cordon off bigger area

Police cars block a street near the Federal Security Service (FSB) building after a shooting incident, in Moscow, Russia December 19, 2019. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Gunshots were heard in central Moscow near the headquarters of Russia’s FSB security service on Thursday evening after the agency was cited by the Interfax news agency as saying it had neutralised an attacker and several people had been wounded.

Screams were heard by a Reuters reporter on the scene, with authorities widening a cordoned-off area and telling passers-by to get away from the scene.

Reporting by Anton Zverev and Andrey Ostroukh; Writing by Polina Ivanova; Editing by Andrew Osborn

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