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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Police hold murder suspect

Moscow law enforcement authorities are holding a 32-year-old suspect for the recent murder-robbery of a Polish woman aboard a Russian international train.


The Russian man is also suspected of killing a Crimean police officer, said Evgeniusz Jablonsky, first secretary at the Polish Embassy.


The policeman's stolen gun was used in the May 12 slaying of Helina Teresa Kolchinska on the Paris-Moscow train about 17 kilometers from the town of Vyazma west of Moscow, Jablonsky said.


According to Jablonsky, the suspect entered Kolchinska's first-class compartment, demanded money and shot her twice when she called for help.


Police reported they arrested the suspect the next day when he boarded another international train.