15 June 2005 -- Russian court officials say a security guard died and 12 other people were wounded today when a convicted man detonated a hand grenade in a courtroom in St. Petersburg.
The incident happened in a district court when a judge completed reading the verdict in a trial of several police officers accused of abusing their authority.
Local justice department and police officials said one of the defendants found guilty detonated a grenade, badly wounding himself and killing a security guard.
Twelve other people, including the judge, were hospitalized with injuries.
It wasn't immediately clear how the man managed to bring the grenade into the court building.