Russia’s Investigative Committee charges 16-year-old accused of trying to set draft board on fire with attempting to carry out terrorist attack

The Investigative Committee of Russia has changed the charges presented to a 16-year-old student from the St. Petersburg region accused of trying to set a draft board on fire in the town of Kirovsk, the regional Investigative Committee press office reports.

The teenager has now been charged with attempting to carry out a terrorist attack. Initially, a criminal case on attempting to damage property was opened against him.

The 16-year-old has been sent to a pre-trial detention centre. According to the investigation, the teenager threw a Molotov cocktail into the draft office building on 28 February. The bottle broke but a fire did not erupt.

The regional directorate of the National Guard claimed that the teenager had tried to flee the scene but had been detained. According to local media outlet 47news, the detainee is a student from St. Petersburg. According to the statement released by the Investigative Committee, he is being checked for involvement in other crimes.

Editor in chief — Kirill Martynov. Terms of use. Privacy policy.