facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Man with ax threatens judge in Pussy Riot trial

April 23, 2012 at 9:44 PM   |   Comments

MOSCOW, April 23 (UPI) -- A man with an ax was arrested for allegedly threatening the judge in the Moscow trial of Pussy Riot, artists known for their political protests, officials said.

Three members of the group were arrested for staging an anti-Vladimir Putin demonstration in a church in February.

Court press secretary Ksenia Lyapina told ITAR-Tass a man with an ax attempted to attack Judge Yelena Ivanova in the courthouse where she was overseeing the performance artists' trial.

The judge pressed an alarm button, summoning help, and the man was taken into custody, the news agency said.

The man's identity and what charges he might face were not reported.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Most Popular
1
Merkel urges Putin to withdraw Russian troops from Ukraine Merkel urges Putin to withdraw Russian troops from Ukraine
2
Lindsey Graham fears ISIS will come kill us all, in a not at all hysterical way Lindsey Graham fears ISIS will come kill us all, in a not at all hysterical way
3
Rush Limbaugh: Women actually are consenting when they say 'no' Rush Limbaugh: Women actually are consenting when they say 'no'
4
Texas woman set for execution for starving girlfriend's son Texas woman set for execution for starving girlfriend's son
5
Light 4.0 earthquake shakes Seattle area Light 4.0 earthquake shakes Seattle area
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback