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Tajik Man Killed By Moscow Police During Traffic Stop

  • RFE/RL's Tajik Service

MOSCOW -- A Tajik citizen has been shot and killed by police in Moscow after allegedly threatening officers with a knife.

The Tajik Embassy in Moscow told RFE/RL that the victim was 25-year-old Jumakhon Azizov, a Tajik citizen who died in a hospital in Moscow's Odintsovo district.

According to police, two officers attempted to stop a car for a routine document check.

The car made a rapid U-turn and sped off.

Police pulled the car over and attempted to arrest the five men in the vehicle when Azizov allegedly pulled out a knife.

The four other men -- all Tajik citizens -- are in police custody.

The Tajik Embassy said they heard about the incident through the media instead of being informed by the Russian authorities.

With reporting by Interfax
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