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Man charged in Russia with throwing grenade at police officers

Jan. 4, 2014 at 12:15 PM

MOSCOW, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- A man who allegedly threw a grenade at two Russian police officers, killing one of them, has been arrested, officials said Saturday.

The attack took place in a Moscow suburb Friday as officers investigated a car crash, RIA Novosti reported.

Investigators say the suspect, who was driving one of the cars, was drunk at the time.

When he was questioned, the man first said a relative gave him the grenade. He said later he found it in the woods, police said.

The relative denied knowing anything about the grenade.

The man has been charged with possession of explosives and attempting to kill police officers.