Bolshoi Acid Attack Suspect Detained

RIA Novosti
Tuesday 5th March, 2013

MOSCOW, March 5 (RIA Novosti) – Police in Moscow have detained a suspect over a horrific acid attack on the Bolshoi Theater’s artistic director, a police spokesperson told RIA Novosti on Tuesday. The suspect, who was not named, is being questioned, the spokesperson said. A masked assailant threw concentrated acid into the face of Sergei Filin, the Bolshoi’s artistic director, on January 17 in Moscow, before fleeing the scene. He suffered third-degree burns to his face and eyes. Filin, who has undergone several operations in an attempt to rescue his eyesight, said last mont…

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