What is going on:
- An explosion inside a train of the St. Petersburg Metro system killed at least 10 and injured over 50 people, according to media reports. UPDATE [3.04.2017 20:36 CET]: The National Antiterrorism Committee reported that 11 people were killed and at least 45 people were injured as a reulst of the incident.
- The inident took place between Sennaya Square and the Institute of Technology;
- The explosion was likely a result of the activation of an IED with shrapnel;
- The Entire St. Petersburg Metro system shutdown.
- Bomb squads and rescuers are responding to the emergency;
- Russian President Vladimir Putin said that “The causes of this event have not been determined yet, so it’s too early to talk about [causes]. The investigation will show. Certainly, we will consider all possibilities: common, criminal, but first of all of a terrorist nature.”
- UPD: Another IED was found and deactivated by bomb squads.
A deactivated IED:
A video from the scene:
BREAKING VIDEO: Metro car that appears to have been damaged by a bomb blast In St Petersburg. Reports of 10 people killed, many are injured: pic.twitter.com/KjNd8Wipgg
— Rob S (@RobPulseNews) April 3, 2017
Livestream from the area: Photos from the area: