New Information: Crocus City Hall Owner Describes How Terrorists Entered the Venue

Written by Henrik Rothen

Mar.24 - 2024 9:14 AM CET

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Photo: Wiki Commons
New information has now been released regarding how the shooters entered the building.

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"It's the worst tragedy, and it has already been said that nothing like this has happened in the last 20 years, the incident is inexplicable in terms of universal human values," said Araz Agalarov, owner of Crocus City Hall, in an interview with RBC according to Ria Novosti.

Until now, it has been reported that the shooters entered the Crocus City Hall through the main entrance, but the owner now provides new information that tells a completely different story. Access to the large Crocus City Hall was in fact more intricately planned than just entering through the main entrance.

Araz Agalarov specified that the terrorists did not enter through the door but through a window of the neighboring exhibition center and began shooting at everything they saw.

He noted that one security guard was killed and another was injured.

According to the latest data from the Russian Investigative Committee, 133 people died. Margarita Simonyan, chief editor of the media group "Russia Today" and the RT television channel, reported that the number of victims of the attack in "Crocus" had risen to 143. A RIA Novosti correspondent, who witnessed the incident, reported that at least three men in camouflage and without masks stormed the venue through the stalls, shooting people at close range and throwing incendiary grenades.

According to the FSB's Public Relations Center, the weapons used by the terrorists in "Crocus" were prepared in advance in a hideout. After the attack, the criminals attempted to flee by car towards the Russian-Ukrainian border, where, according to Russian intel, they were supposed to cross the border, having the appropriate contacts on the Ukrainian side.

According to the FSB's Public Relations Center, as a result of the actions of the special services and law enforcement, 11 people were detained, including 4 terrorists directly involved in the attack.