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