Intruder stabs Russian radio presenter in the neck

Ekho Moskvy radio station said an intruder forced his way into its offices in Moscow and stabbed presenter Tatyana Felgengauer in the neck. It said she has not suffered any life-threatening injuries.VIDEO: REUTERS

RUSSIA (REUTERS) - An intruder forced his way into the offices of Russian radio station Ekho Moskvy and stabbed one of the station’s anchors in the neck on Monday (Oct 23).

The intruder, whose motivation was not immediately known, was detained by station security staff and handed over to police. The victim, Tatyana Felgengauer, has been hospitalized but her life is not in danger, the station said.

Ekho Moskvy is owned by a media holding ultimately controlled by state-owned gas giant Gazprom. It does however, give air time to journalists and commentators who are fiercely critical of the Kremlin and its allies.

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