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Russian journalist stabbed after man bursts into radio station

Man is detained after attacking female radio host with a knife.

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The deputy editor of the Echo of Moscow radio station has been stabbed in the neck after an intruder burst into the building. the radio broadcaster said on its site.

The man’s motivations remain unknown.

Tatiana Felgengauer, 32, who hosts a show on the station, was rushed to the hospital after the attacker was subdued by security guards and handed over to the police.

Alexei Venediktov, the station’s editor, said the man had used pepper spray to disable a guard before entering the building. Felgengauer is in a stable situation, he added.

Venediktov told the AFP that they don’t have any information on who the man is.

Witnesses claimed that the attacker had not said anything but appeared to be trying to hug his victim when he stabbed her.

Echo of Moscow journalist, Vitaly Ruvinsky, shared a series of pictures of the attack

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A spokesman for the Russian Prosecutor-General’s office, Alexander Kurennoi, denounced the act on Facebook as an “outrageous attack.”

Felgengauer was known to Russians not only from the radio but also frequent television appearances and she often served as the face of Echo of Moscow, the best known independent radio station in Russia.

One of the station’s regular broadcasters, Yulia Latynina, said earlier this year that she had been forced to flee Russia after a series of attacks, including the torching of her car.