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Just in: Ballet dancer arrested over Moscow acid attack

Russian agencies are reporting that a man is being held in connection with the acid attack on Serge Filin, the Bolshoi Ballet artistic director. Filin, 42, suffered burns to his face and eyes. He is in rehab in Germany.


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A state official told Interfax: ‘The detained is the presumed executor of the attack. He is not a member of the Bolshoi Theatre.’ A Bolshoi spokeswoman said: Bolshoi spokeswoman told the RIA Novosti news agency that ‘investigators have confirmed to me that they have detained the person who committed the attack.’



UPDATE: In a statement in the past hour, police confirmed they were holding dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko and two other men, Yuri Zarutsky and Andrei Lipatov.

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  1. Paul D. Sullivan, Boston US says:

    This incident finally made it to the States:

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