Russian security forces neutralized a heavily-armed man who broke into an unoccupied house in the Istra region near Moscow and fired at them. The man, identified as Vyacheslav Chernenko, a 35-year-old resident of Krasnoyarsk, claimed he was inspired by God to march on the Kremlin and had previously fought in Ukraine.
- The gunman, dressed in combat fatigues and carrying a Kalashnikov rifle, was killed when he refused to surrender and opened fire on the special forces.
- The attacker held two guards and a police officer at gunpoint inside the house before they managed to escape.
- Chernenko was armed with several automatic weapons and hand grenades and was described as mentally unstable by Istra administrator Tatiana Vitusheva.
- Reports suggest the house that Chernenko broke into once belonged to Viktor Yanukovych, the former president of Ukraine, though the property is currently for sale.
- The incident gained significant media attention, occurring nearly a month after a failed coup attempt by mercenary chief Yevgeny Prigozhin.