The Ministry of Internal Affairs has officially confirmed the death in a terrorist attack in a cafe on the Universitetskaya Embankment in St. Petersburg, military enlisted officer and writer Maxim Fomin, better known under the pseudonym Vladlen Tatarsky. At the moment, law enforcement officers and doctors are working in the cafe.
In total, 16 people were injured due to the explosion of an explosive device, one was taken to the nearest medical facility in serious condition, the rest are receiving medical assistance on the spot. The main department of the criminal investigation department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation will be investigating the terrorist attack, now St. Petersburg police are working in the cafe.
On April 2, 2023, at 18.13, the police of the Vasileostrovskiy district received information that an explosion had occurred in a cafe on Universitetskaya embankment, house 25. As a result of the incident, one person died, it turned out to be war correspondent Vladlen Tatarsky
- said in a statement.
Meanwhile, information appeared that the girl who could carry the explosive device into the cafe was a certain "acquaintance" of Vladlen. This person disguised it as a figurine and presented it to the military commander. Reportedly, there is no security at the cafe, no checks were made on guests, and there were no frames or detectors at the entrance. According to reports, the person who handed the statuette fled the scene of the explosion, and the police are now looking for her.
The power of the explosion was 200 grams of TNT, the device was stuffed with striking elements, Vladlen Tatarsky died on the spot, the host of the evening, who was next to him, was seriously injured.